The haggis was well and truly addressed at the V&A Museum’s Raphael Gallery, 21 January, when the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) brought its usual big dram of Glaswegian warmth to London for its traditional Burns Supper.
Three hundred guests drawn from the conference, exhibition and live entertainment industries, as well as clients and the media, were treated to a Burns Supper and colourful Scottish entertainment. Highlights included the traditional tongue-in-cheek speeches of the Toast to the Lassies and the customary Lassies’ Reply; delivered this year to considerable acclaim by Allan Snedden and journalist and presenter Kirsty Wark.
The famous Address to the Haggis was given by Stuart Hendry from Glengoyne Distillery.
Kathleen Warden, director of conference sales at the SECC said: “The SECC’s Burns Supper is always one of the hottest tickets in town. This year was no exception and we were really pleased to celebrate our most successful year ever with our friends across the industry.
“Hosting some of our previous, existing and prospective clients with some traditional Scottish hospitality is a great way to kick off 2016. There couldn’t be a better way to showcase, the SECC, Glasgow and Scotland.”
The event was supported by Visit Scotland, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau (GCMB), Compass and Glengoyne Whisky.