OTHER SCOTTISH EVENTS
Scottish Country Dancing
The Surrey Highlanders meet once a month October-March in Wonersh
Village Hall, 8:00-10:00pm - £2 per person. Brush up your dancing to
have most fun at the St Andrews and Burns Night events.
Next sessions are scheduled for:
Thursday 17 November
Thursday 8 December
Call Donald Van Every on 01483 538148 for more details
The Caledonian Society of London
Regular events, usually in London. Details are circulated to members by
There is a clear theme
for the speakers arranged for the remainder of the Little Dinners - they
are all former military officers, who have gone on to enjoy successful
On 17th November,
Major-General Mike Riddell-Webster will provide an update from his
position as Governor of Edinburgh Castle. He is now the most senior
Reserve Forces Officer in Scotland, having previously commanded the
Black Watch on operations in Iraq, for which was awarded a DSO.
Details for the
Early Burnsí Night on 12th January 2017 are being finalised just
now, and you will be advised of the details as soon as possible.
The theme with
Edinburgh Castle will be retained for the dinner on 16th February,
when Brigadier David Allfrey will outline his role as Chief Executive
Officer of the world famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. This annual
event has been completely sold out since David took charge, and you can
be sure of an extremely entertaining speech from him.
I am pleased that
Lieutenant General Andrew Graham will provide the Sentiment on 16th
March. He puts enormous energy and commitment into the inspiration
of young men and women, through his roles with the British Exploring
Society and the Army Cadet Force. He is also a piper, so we may even
call on him to play a tune or two on the evening!
For the final
dinner on 20th April the Sentiment will be delivered by Major
General Mungo Melvin, who will tell us about Rear Admiral Thomas
Mackenzie, a Scottish-Russian naval officer who founded the city of
Sevastopol in service of the Russian Empire in 1783. We can look forward
to a fairly light-hearted vignette from his forthcoming book -
Sevastopolís Wars: Crimea from Potemkin to Putin, which should be
out in Spring 2017.
If you would like to attend any of the above events, please contact Chris Parker
The Burns Club of London
Founded 1868 and number 1 on the Roll of The Robert Burns World
Federation. It holds regular events at the Caledonian Club (near Hyde
Park Corner). Details are circulated to members by email.