Bergen Scottish Society

2023 events

The Society organises several fun events throughout the year, follow our Facebook page for information about events as they come up. 

Burns Supper, Saturday 28th January, Skipperforeningen

The first event is our annual Burns Supper, marking 264 years since the birth of Robert Burns.

The sun has turned, the days are lengthening and Burns’ Night is soon upon. This year's Burns Supper will be on Saturday 28th January and is being held at Bergens Skipperforening, in the heart of Bergen. Doors open at 18:15.

We have a good programme of speakers and entertainment lined up and look forward to welcoming you back to Skipperforeningen for a good old-fashioned physical Burns Supper.

After being locked down in a more or less digital world for the past two years, it’ll be great to get back to seeing, hearing and conversing with people in real life, while enjoying good food, beverages and entertainment. 

Tickets are now on sale and can be bought via Vipps (search for Bergen Scottish Society - Vipps number 507034) or by transferring to the society’s bank account (3411.27.21721). The prices are as follows:

  • Members: kr. 575,-
  • Non-members: kr. 725,-
  • Special Burns Supper ticket +  new membership or renewal combo: kr. 725,-

We are limited to 60 tickets and the event is usually a sell out, so please buy early to avoid disappointment. As the old Scottish proverb goes, he who hingeth aboot, geteth hee-haw!



Annual General Meeting and social event, Wednesday 30th March

The Society’s AGM will held be on Wednesday 30th March and will be combined with a social event. More details to follow


Curling Night, Wednesday 19th April, Iskanten

Curling is fun activity for all the family. This ancient game was probably first played in Scotland in the 1500's. Curling then spread to Europe and later to the North America. The rules of the game as played today at Iskanten were put together in Scotland in the 19th century!

Join is for some ice bound fun. No previous experience is required!


17th of May Constitution Day 

The society joins the 17th of May parade in Bergen each year and we look forward to doing the same again in 2023.

This is a real high point of the year for both locals and expats in Bergen. The best place to see the parade is from the parade, so bring your friends and family and come and join us!

The Bergen Scottish Society (BSS) will be participating in the Hovedprosesjonen, starting at Koengen. Look for our banner and men in kilts, and listen for the skirl of the pipes!

The parade leaves from Koengen at 10:30am, so if you’re planning on walking behind the BSS banner and the Bergen Pipes and Drums please make sure you’re there by 10:15 at the latest. From Koengen the parade will follow a predetermined route around the city centre and will end up at Festplassen.

We look forward to seeing you on the 17th of May!



Historic city walk (Byvandring), June

We look forward to take advantage of the lengthening evenings to enjoy a historical walk in Bergen. More details to follow.



Summer barbecue, Sunday August

Bergen Irish have kindly invited us to their summer barbecue. It is a relaxed event for all and familes are especially welcome.

It is being held at the barbecue area at lake at the top of Fløyen at 13:00. There will be free pølse and saft available for everyone. If you would like something else, please bring it along and they will happily cook it for you. 


Shuffleboard evening, Thursday 27nd September, 19:00 at Bar 3

As the autumn nights are fair drawing in, we thought we would try shuffleboard. We tried it fro the first time in 2022 and it was great fun.

Three lanes have been booked at Bar 3 on Rosenkrantzgate for 1 hour.

Members are free and non-members can join us for kr. 50 each.



Ceilidh, Saturday 28th October 19:00 at Bergens Skipperforening

After the success of last year’s first post-Covd ceilidh, we are delighted to announce that there will be an autumn ceilidh again this year. Crowded Croft will be joining us from Scotland to play and call the dances. Bergen Pipes & Drums will also play a few tunes and there will be a raffle with Scottish prizes for the lucky few.

The ceilidh will be held at Bergens Skipperforening and tickets will be available via Vipps.

Adults, children, members and non-members are all welcome. The band will talk us through each dance, so no previous experience is required!!

Whether you're 8 or 98, it's a great night for all the family!



St Andrew's Night whisky tasting, Thursday 30th November, 19:00 at Hotel Terminus

The nights are fair drawing in, as we say in Scotland. To help bring some light into the darkness, we are delighted to be holding a whisky tasting to celebrate St Andrew's Day, the day of Scotland's patron saint. More detail to follow.



Event suggestions

What would you like to see happen in 2023 and 2024? Drop us a mail if there´s anything special you would like us to do. Here are some of the ideas we're looking into: whisky tasting, curling, pub nights and a historical guided walk. All events are open to everyone; members and non-members alike, Scottish or otherwise.  

If you'd like to get a bit more a of a flavour for what we do, check out what Society is getting up to on Facebook and Twitter. Information about events from the pre-Facebook era on the menu to the left.