Bergen Scottish Society


Here are some news highlights from 2012

Minne Kultursenter arrangement, Lordehytta jubileet
Åseral kommune, 09 September 2012

Some members of the Bergen Pipes & Drums played to a crowd at the Minne Åseral Kultursenter celebrating the jubilee of the Åseral kommune's Lordehytta. Check out the video on Facebook of the festivities, including the impromptu piping in of/Address to a Haggis.

Utskjelt Sekkepipe
Bergen, 06 August 2012

Bergens Tidene newspaper interviewed Thomas de Ridder, pipe major of Bergen Pipes & Drums and the result was this article. An interesting read...

Amazing Grace
Bergen, 04 August 2012

Three members of the Bergen Pipes & Drums scottish highlands pipeband gave a moving performance of 'Amazing Grace' at Den Blå Steinen in Bergen to those who gathered to remember those who were lost at Utøya 22 july 2011.

The players remained in the area afterwards and played both 'Scotland the Brave' and 'Nystemten' in the beautiful sunshine to appreciative audiences of passers-by.

Founding member presented with hononary membership
Bergen, 28 January 2012

Patricia Schreuder and James Hosea, both founding members of the Society, have been granted status as honorary members. It was at the Burns Supper that Pat was presented with a framed tartan as a token of appreciation for the many ways in which she has served the Society from its beginnings in 2005. James received his framed tartan at the 2011 Autumn Ceilidh.

Skotske Følelser!
Bergen, 27 January 2012

Bergens Tidene newspaper featured Society chairperson Barbara McIntosh on the back page of that day's Kultur&Folk insert! The interview was conducted in English and well, for all you Scots out there, let's just say some words were lost in translation...

Haggis, Motbydelig Godt!
Bergen, 23 January 2012

Bergens Avisen newspaper launched a full page spread on the making of haggis! Our own Bjarne Sutherland was interviewed along with Thomas from Solheim Kjøtt. They divulged the ingredients of this traditional Scottish dish, but as the article noted, not even they know what Joe Findlay's famous spice mix consists of.


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