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Posted on 29.01.18

500 guests raise a toast to Rabbie Burns at sell-out charity event


Specialist charity, Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland) has raised more than £57,000, at its annual “A Question of Burns” supper. 

More than 500 guests gathered to celebrate the life of the famous poet, making it one of the biggest Burns suppers to have ever been delivered by the charity since the event launched 27 years ago.

Former Scottish international rugby player and TV sports presenter Andy Nicol hosted the evening at Glasgow’s Hilton Hotel, where guests enjoyed poetry, a four-course meal, a dram of Glen Scotia Single Malt, silent auction and a quiz on all things Rabbie Burns.

Stand-up comedian Bruce Fummey brought humour as he recited the popular Burns’ poem Tam o’ Shanter, while the Rt Hon Lord Robertson of Port Ellen led a celebration of Burn’s enduring spirit by narrating the Immortal Memory. The evening concluded with an emotional performance of Burn’s Auld Lang by Glasgow-born soprano singer, Charlotte McKechnie.

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