Bergen Scottish Society

2022 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 22nd January, Zoom 

The first event is our annual Burns Supper, marking 263 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 22nd January.

We had been hoping that we could hold a physical Burns Supper this year, but after much deliberation (and with a heavy heart) we have decided that this year’s Burns’ Supper will be held online again in light of the current Covid-19 restrictions.

The event will be held on Saturday 22 January, starting at 19:00, and will be free to all members and friends. We provide the speakers, and you provide your own food and drink. 

We aim to repeat the success of last year's online Burns Supper, where we were fortunate to be joined by old friends from across the water as well as many members and friends in Bergen. 

We will send out a link to the online Burns Supper to members and friends in advance of next week, with a programme for the event. All the usual speeches and bagpiping will be there, with the speakers joining us from the comfort of their own homes. You can enjoy your own Burn’s Supper banquet while listening to the speeches, in the comfort of your own home. 

Send an email to info@bergen-scottish.com to join the email list and be sent a link to the online Burns Supper.

 


Annual General Meeting (AGM) and Scottish music evening, Thursday 24 March 2022 19:00 at Brian Boru

This year's AGM will be combined with a talk about Scottish music.

19:00 AGM

19:30 Gies a sang afor ye go - home thoughts from abroad

Former society president Stephen Erskine takes us on a journey through the music he grew up with in Scotland.

 

 


Tuesday 26th April: Curling, Iskanten 

It's a long time since we have been curling, but they say its easy to pick up again. No previous experience or knowledge is required. 

Remember warm clothes!

 


17th of May Constitution Day 

After a Covid-enforced break, it is great to announce that the Bergen Scottish Society (BSS) will be back participating in the "Hovedprosesjonen" on the 17th of May. The best place to see the parade is from the parade, so bring your friends and family and come and join us! 

The procession starts at Koengen and the BSS will be in column 3 – Kulturorganisasjoner. Look for our banner and men in kilts!

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.

 


Sunday August 28th, Summer barbecue, Fløyen 

Bergen Irish have kindly invited us to their summer barbecue again this year. 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 (Skomakerdiket) at 13:00. Grills will be provide, so please bring along what you would liek to cooks and they will happily cook it for you.

 

 

Saturday 22nd October, Ceilic, Skipperforenignen 

We are planning a celilidh in October, with a band flying over from Scotland to play for us. More details to follow . . .  :-)

 


St Andrew's Night whisky tasting, Wednesday 30th November

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 2022 and 2023? 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.

 


17th of May Constitution Day 

After a Covid-enforced break, it is great