Bergen Scottish Society

Burns' Supper

Saturday 23rd January - Fløien Folkerestuarant, Bergen

This year the Society braved the snow drifts on Mount Fløien to try a new venue for the Burns' Supper - Fløien Folkerestuarant. About a hundred guests joined us for a wonderful evening in a great venue.

Award winning haggis maker Joe Findlay flew in again from Edinburgh to make haggis for the Burns' Supper at Solheim Kjøtt. This year the successful partnership lead to over 300 kg of haggis being produced for the Society and to feed the growing hunger for haggis in Norway.

Bergen Pipes & Drums were on hand to provide a warm welcome for guests, beside a roaring log fire, as they arrived at Fløyen.

Pipe Major Thomas De Ridder piped in the haggis, proudly borne on silver tray by Joe Findlay, and Steven Ramage recited the Address to the Haggis. after the haggis had been consumed, Grendakoret once again entertained us with a selection of Burns songs.

Svein Amundsen delivered a knowledgeable and well-researched Immortal Memory, blending Scots, Nynorsk and Danish to link the literary traditions of scotland and Norway. Calum McCann gave the Toast to the Lassies, and Sandra Magnussen replied on behalf of the lassies. Both kept a steady laughter going through the hall.

Bergen Pipes & Drums played a few sets for everyone while the tables were cleared for dancing, and then the evening was rounded off with ceilidh dancing before the trek back through the snow to take the Fløibanen back to the city centre. Thomas entertained the passengers in the last train by playing a few jigs before everyone dispersed after another successful Burns' Supper.

Thanks to Kenneth Rivenes, Nina Ramage and James Hosea for their photos from the night.