Robert Burns Club of Guildford



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 email.

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 second careers.

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 on

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.