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The Aberdonian – Burns night celebrations

Louisa Smiley and Kirsty Rae before the 
junior Burns supper in St Cyrus.  Picture by Jim Irvine
Louisa Smiley and Kirsty Rae before the junior Burns supper in St Cyrus. Picture by Jim Irvine

With Burns Night quickly approaching, we’re taking a step back in time to remember celebrations from 1971 to 2009.

Grab your tartan, bagpipes and have a wee dram of whisky to have a look through the pictures of Aberdonian’s remembering Robert Burns’ fondly.

Are you in any of these pictures, enjoying your meal or perhaps even addressing the haggis?

1991 – Soviet visitor Leonid Litvinov, left, from Sakhalin Oil and Gas at the Moat House
1990 – Dorothy Taylor toasts the haggis at Westhill and District and St Fitticks Rotary Clubs’ night
1989 – Pupil Emma Cooper gets ready to address the haggis at the Burns event at Loirston Primary with Helen Peace, Arthur Reid and piper Marie Harcus
1984 – Seamount Court resident Nessie Pirie gets ready to addresses the haggis at their annual gathering
1981 – Chef Norman Mundie presents the haggis to Cdr John Murphy at the Royal Observer Corps’ Burns night
1989 – Bert Burwood addresses the haggis at the Scottish Caravan Club North Centre Burns supper
1987 – Elizabeth Still and Christine Mitchell welcome guest speaker Rob Ingram to Regent Court
1978 – Carol Sim pipes in the haggis at the Evening Express event in the Beach Ballroom
1987 – Stakis Tree Tops Hotel chef James Whelan and Lord Provost Henry Rae welcome the haggis at the Aberdeen <br />Burns Club’s anniversary dinner
1982 – Jean Kilminster with the haggis at the DELTA club’s Burns event at the Music Centre, with piper Bobby Watson
1987 – Retired Norco employees are treated to the last Burns supper to be held in the Norco House restaurant
1989 – Chef Sandy Flett holds the haggis ready for Aberdeen Burns Club president Jim Smith at their celebration
1971 – Ralph Stewart addresses the haggis at the Aberdeen and Deeside Joint Round Table celebration in Pharos restaurant
2009 – Louisa Smiley and Kirsty Rae before the junior Burns supper in St Cyrus
1991 – Delegates at the 13th World Seminar on Environmental Planning and Management get ready to celebrate the Bard
1991 – Aberdeen Burns Club president Sandy Stuart, left, with George Taylor, Prof Hamish Keir and piper Bill Maitland at their annual gathering

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