With Haggis, poetry and dances-galore, Bournemouth Caledonian Society brought a taste of Scotland to Charminster as they celebrated Burns Night.
Last night (23 January) The Bournemouth Caledonian Society held their annual Burns Night celebration of famous Scottish poet and national symbol, Robert Burns – which takes place on 25 January
The celebration took place at The Scottish Hall, in Charminster with the highlight being the traditional opening of the Haggis, a homage to Robert Burns’ famous poem, ‘Address to a Haggis’.
Secretary of the Bournemouth Caledonian Society, Joan Higgins said: “We do it the traditional way we have a big haggis, we choose the haggis because Robert Burns wrote a poem to the haggis.
“The haggis is carried in ceremonially, pipped in with the bagpipes and then someone stands up in full Scottish regalia and then we end the evening with Scottish country and Ceili dancing.”