Burns Night Supper

Breaking with tradition

Aylsham’s Burns Night Supper to offer a female perspective

With Christmas and New Year celebrations over, there’s the age-old cry “what are we going to do now?”.  In Aylsham, one easy answer is to go to the annual Burns Night Supper, organised by Slow Food Aylsham and Cittaslow Aylsham.

Scheduled for Saturday 28th January, 7.30 for 8.00pm and as usual in the Town Hall, the Supper will feature a traditional menu of Haggis, Neeps and Tatties, followed by that delicious Scottish dessert, Cranachan.  For non-Haggis lovers there will be the option of homemade Cottage Pie, including versions for vegetarian palates, also made with gluten-free ingredients.

One thing that will break with tradition is the time-honoured “Address to the Haggis”. This is more usually spoken by a man but in the interests of equality, 2017 will see it presented by the lovely Grizelda Tyler who has been busy practising the centuries old Scottish dialect!

Scottish music will feature throughout the evening with, of course, a ‘wee dram’ to toast the Haggis. There will be a bar, and tea and coffee will be served after the meal.

Tickets for the Burns Night Supper cost just £15 and are available from Barnwells Newsagents in the Market Place, Carousel Chocolates in Red Lion Street and the Town Council offices above the Town Hall. You can also book by phoning 07519 361812.