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Pipes, haggis at Burns Night Ball

BURNS night was celebrated in true Scottish style at the Deniz Kızı Hotel where the Caledonian Society’s annual Burns Night Ball was held on Saturday.

Pipes, haggis at Burns Night Ball

Photos By: Brian Joyce

Loads of dancing, singing and a “cheilidh” took place during the event which saw some 70 people, including Irish, German, English, Canadian, Czech and Turkish Cypriots attend.

The annual event began with pipes, followed by Jack Fleeting doing the Selkirk Grace, then his sister Emily Jane read a Scottish poem and Margaret Bennie made a toast to the Haggis, while Elizabeth Forsyth read The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns. Chieftain of the society Scott Kennedy also made loyal toast and welcomed the guests.

Live music was provided by the Socttish Travelling Scots band till after midnight and all guests tucked into a five-course-meal which also included the traditional haggis.

Ms Bennie said: “It was an absolutely amazing night which we have been organizing as a committee for 12 years and we think it is becoming better every year.

“Despite all the efforts we put into it, getting good feedback is what makes the difference. This year we received superb comments, especially from those who came for the first time.”

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