4 February 2019
This year’s LBV Burns Night supper was a roaring success with the room at The Belmont Hotel in Leicester full to capacity.
Almost 80 guests joined us at the annual event to celebrate the life and work of Robert Burns, the famous Scottish poet.
The evening commenced with welcome drinks in the bar and guests were piped to their tables where they were treated to a four course traditional Burns supper, along with all the trimmings.
All of the Burns Night traditions were duly carried out, such as the Selkirk Grace, piping in the Haggis, address to the Haggis, a toast in Whisky, and even some gratuitous stabbing of the poor ‘wee beast’.
Much toasting was made and glasses raised, with LBV board members, Neil McGhee and Fiona Parker leading the Toast to Lassies and Toast to Laddies, respectively. Music and dancing was delivered in true Robbie Burns style by swing musician, Brendan Green.
Hands were then linked and Auld Lang Syne was sung merrily to finish the night off. The more hardy souls even retired to the bar for one more ‘wee dram’ to remember the great poet.