Last night Scotland in Union celebrated our third annual Burns Supper in 29 Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow. It was wonderful to share this event with friends old and new.
We were joined by Labour’s Anas Sarwar MSP, the Lib Dems’ Christine Jardine MP and Tory Cllr Euan Blockley who all entertained with their funny and thoughtful speeches.
We were also lucky to have had our supporter Haroon Rashid pipe in the guests and the haggis, and former MP Nigel Griffiths perform his wonderful rendition of Tam O’Shanter.
We are incredibly grateful to all who participated in and attended this fantastic event.
Thanks especially to James Mortimer and his team at 29, and all of those buying tables and donating prizes, including Tunnocks, Design Me and Best Buds florists.
For us at Scotland in Union, it is incredibly important to celebrate Burns Night. The only downside to working on our campaign is the abuse that all of us who put our head above the parapet still receive. And one recurrent theme is that if you think Scotland is better off in the UK, then you are not truly Scottish.
We have seen the SNP and Yes Campaign bastardise our national flag and use our symbols and heritage as if they have sole rights to them. They do not.
No political campaign has a monopoly on our culture.
So, we hope that you enjoy your own Burns celebrations this weekend, whether that be at a Burns night or simply raising a glass to Scotland’s bard from the comfort of your sofa.