Thursday 21st January saw AECC welcome clients and stakeholders to the venue to celebrate Burns Night. The annual event has become a highlight of the AECC calendar for many clients and each year, we try to do something a bit different.
Burns Night is a Scottish tradition to celebrate the life and poetry of Robert Burns. On arrival, guests were treated to some music from the pupils of St Machar Academy and beautiful cocktails and mocktails, created by the mixologists of Orchid. AECC welcomed Roddy Deans from Reel-Time Events to act as the compare for the evening which kicked off with the Selkirk Grace and the Address to the Haggis, performed in all its glory by Roddy himself.
Guests dined on some fantastic haggis and the finest local produce, all prepared by AECC’s in-house chefs while being entertained by local performer, Myke Black. Following the main course, guests were encouraged to help the AECC chefs make the final touches to their desserts at the interactive dessert station and get a lesson on how to perfect their quenelle, tempered chocolate and spherification skills.
Guests were joined by some of the guys from Reel-Time Events once the dessert making fun had ended to take part in the mini highland games. Indoor curling, toss the caber and a bagpipe masterclass all took place within the event suite and guests got stuck at trying out all these famous Scottish activities.
What better way to thank our clients and celebrate The Bard! Thank you to all who attended and helped make the night a great success.
Here is some fantastic feedback from Just Julia, one of the guests at the Burns Supper.