A few members of our community attended the above mentioned supper to celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s National (and International) Poet or Bard Robert Burns.
The celebration is commonly known as a “Burns Supper”. Which is an annual event where Scottish music is played, Recitals of Burns Poetry and stories about his life are spoken. Traditional Scottish food is served mainly Haggis, Neeps (turnip) and tatties (potatoes).
However this supper was different in that all food served was vegetarian and delightfully prepared by the Sikh Community. Alongside the delightful food we were treated to traditional Sikh music and anthem, some Burns poems, songs and a history of Burns life. One of the Sikh children recited “To a Louse” a famous Burns poem. Everyone appreciated this performance with much applause.
The supper ended in the Traditional way by the singing of Auld Lang Syne with everyone linking arms and joining in the singing.
Our members enjoyed the night, appreciated the warm welcome, the friendly environment, the sense of community and unity that brought many faiths together.
We would thank everyone who organised, planned, prepared, cooked, performed, served and engaged in an excellent Burns night.
THANKS TO ALL AND EVERYONE!!