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SECC Burns Night at the Natural History Museum

SECC Burns Night at the Natural History Museum
Last week (23 January) an invited audience of 230 guests enjoyed the annual Scottish Exhibition + Conference Centre Glasgow (SECC) Burns Supper at the Natural History Museum in London.

Hosted for the first time at the historic London venue, the evening paid a fitting and entertaining tribute to Scottish Bard, Robert Burns.

Guests were welcomed with a drinks reception before being led by bagpipes for a four course dinner in the Central Hall, where they enjoyed traditional Scottish dishes including haggis, neeps and tatties. The star of the dinner entertainment, the address to the haggis, was given by Stuart Hendry of Glengoyne Distillery, which provided whisky for the toasts. SECC Chairman, Will Whitehorn, Ben Goedegebuure, outgoing Director of Sales and John Sharkey, CEO, also gave passionate and humourous speeches throughout the dinner.

With a big sporting year ahead for Glasgow as hosts of the XX Commonwealth Games, Olympic swimmer David Carry gave the traditional 'Toast to the Lassies' before a lively response was given from former Scottish badminton player Susan Egelstaff.

The night concluded with traditional ceilidh dancing in front of an impressive back drop, the Diplodocus dinosaur, who calls the museum its home.

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