Barclay Viewforth Church congregation on Blackford Hill

Afternoon Fellowship Burns Lunch

Afternoon Fellowship Burns Lunch 

Ladies sitting at tables while haggis is served
Afternoon Fellowship Burns Lunch

A group of almost thirty expectant diners sat down on Tuesday 19 January to celebrate Rabbie’s birthday in traditional style.

Elaine Hogan had done a phenomenal amount in advance to prepare the three course meal—carrot and coriander soup, the required haggis, neeps and tatties, and as a pièce de résistance a superb raspberry cranachan, each individual glass topped with fresh raspberries and mint leaves.

Her gallant team of helpers had worked hard to create beautiful table settings and cook and mash the vegetables, and the staff team served the meal with efficiency and good humour.

The haggis was paraded round the tables to a fiddle accompaniment by Lewis Rumney, who also entertained afterwards with wild fiddle tunes and led the community singing.

Lewis plays a few tunes to entertain everyone
Lewis Rumney on his fiddle

Roberta Thomson delivered a flawless address to the haggis, and wielded the knife with aplomb.

A good afternoon was enjoyed by all present. Many heartfelt thanks to all those who gave up the day to preparation and serving.

Elaine Rumney 

PS Thank you to everyone for their donations – once we had paid for the food the rest of the money was gifted to the BVC Vine Trust team to buy some bricks for the homes they will build in Tanzania this summer. £100 was added to our fundraising page. Many thanks to all.  EH

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