Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Burns Supper at BBC Scotland ,Glasgow. January 25th. 2016

Looking towards the top table.
Last night Anne and I were very privileged to be invited to the HQ of BBC Scotland Scotland for a traditional Burns supper which was being broadcasted live on radio Scotland.4500 people applied for tickets and only 50 lucky people were successsful.It was chaired by Bryan Burnett along with Jamie MacDougall (singing) Brian Taylor (BBC political editor) who did the Immortal memory, Jonathon Watson recited the most wonderful Tam O'Shanter, Des Clarke did a toast to the lassies and Martha McBrier replied. Once we were all seated the broadcast began whilst we were served a full traditional meal with loads of wine and a wee dram to toast the haggis. It was a very well presented evening with lots of laughter particularly at the tables as I think there ballot for tickets was done by selecting a particular age group mainly 50 to 70 year olds . Excellent evening and the icing on the cake was the TV license fee paid for it.

PS . Some regular followers of the blog may be wondering why there are no reports of walks recently,this is due to the mainly to our recent weather if it is not raining it is blowing a gale and even today the Deerstalker had a walk arranged for the Kilmarnock area which she rightly cancelled as there are storm warning being issued for the area. Hopefully it will improve once we move into February.

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