In Ayrshire, Scotland in 1801, a group of friends gathered to honor the memory of their beloved friend and poet, Robert Burns through a traditional meal and recitation of his poetry. Succeeding generations since then have held a Burns Dinner every January to immortalize Robert Burns and Scottish heritage. The Scottish St. Andrew Society of Greater St. Louis, dedicated to preserving Scottish culture in Missouri through education and community work, holds its own annual Burns Dinner for the Scottish-American community. The evening is the epitome of Scottish culture with bagpipers, Highland dancing, attendees donning their tartans, and learning what Burns and his poetry means to our ancestry.
The event will take place on January 20th, 2018 at the Frontenac Hilton on Lindbergh Blvd. The room opens at 5:45 with a social, cocktail hour with dinner commencing promptly at 7:00 pm. Bagpipers from the St. Louis Caledonian Pipe Band and Highland Dancers provide the wonderful music and entertainment, interspersed with toasts and dedications recognizing the contributions of Scottish-Americans. Representatives from Scottish organizations like SPAE, Drones Club, and the St. Louis Scottish Games join to share in promoting and preserving the history of Scots, their ancestry, and the impact of Scots right here in St. Louis. The evening climaxes with a scholar honoring Burns with a special message, the Immortal Memory.
|Event Date||01-20-2018 5:45 pm|
|Event End Date||01-20-2018 10:00 pm|
|Location||Hilton St. Louis Frontenac|