Tag: Burns Night

25th January 2017 London, UK

James Macsween

Managing Director at Macsween

Macsween and Burns Night

James Macsween, Managing Director at Macsween, tells us about the importance of haggis to Burns and how Macsween has benefited from it. January 25th is one of Scotland’s most celebrated dates and an annual tribute to our National Bard. When Scottish writer, Robert Burns wrote his poem ‘Address to a Haggis’, he could never have […]

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23rd January 2015 Budapest, Hungary

by Jonathan Knott

Former British ambassador to Hungary, Budapest

Celebrating Robert Burns

Guest blog on the occasion of Burns Night (25 January), written by Deborah Moss, Organising Committee member of “Wee Burns” It is a tribute to the poet, Robert Burns, that Scots have held Burns Suppers for over 250 years to remember a man whom many consider to be Scotland’s most famous son. According to the Johnnie […]

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27th January 2014 Budapest, Hungary

by Jonathan Knott

Former British ambassador to Hungary, Budapest

Better Together

It’s been quite a start to 2014. No chance of easing my way back into work after the holidays. The year has got going at 100 miles an hour. I was wondering which part of the excitement to write about in my first blog of 2014.  But I went to a celebration of Burns night […]

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1st February 2013 Athens, Greece

Burns Night

In many of the countries I have worked around the world there has been an active Caledonian or St Andrew’s Society, run by those with full or sometimes tenuous Scottish heritage, but enjoyed by people of many nationalities. One of the highlights of my year whilst working abroad has been the annual St Andrew’s Day Ball, […]

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