For the third time, the birthday supper and programme in honour of the Scottish national poet Robert Burns was held at Haikko Manor, near Porvoo, on 25th January 2019. Over 70 members and invited guests enjoyed a lively programme in a super and historic venue by the sea. The programme started with a warm welcome by Haikko Manor Managing Director, Juha Mähönen and followed the traditional Burns Night rituals including speeches and Burns poems, such as the "Address to A Haggis" and "Immortal Memory Address", prize raffle, bagpipe music, a traditional band and dancing.
The first-class menu included the Scottish national dish, Haggis, with an excellent version produced by Haikko's chef. Whisky fans were treated to Bowmore, courtesy of Edrington Finland. The raffle prizes were kindly sponsored by Sports Car Center presented at the event with Range Rover Vogue and Jaguar I-Pace, both available for a test drive, a bottle of The Glenrothes, courtesy of Edrington Finland and gift cards from Haiiko Manor and Spa.
To conclude the lively evening, before heading to Haikko's Club, all guests joined hands and sang "Auld Lang Syne". We look forward to continue this tradition next year! Click any picture to see the whole gallery for the event.