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CLAN CARRUTHERS: Virtual Burns Night for a good cause


Warm Greetings from Scotland,

I hope you are well during these challenging times. I would be very grateful if you could help a Scottish charity achieve their vision of bringing the world together for the biggest online Burns Supper by sharing the event on your communication and social media channels.  

On the 25th January a small Scottish charity are thinking BIG! Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland) is attempting to host the world’s biggest virtual Burns supper. We have fantastic line up including Scots comedian Janey Godley and Travis music sensation Fran Healy!

The charity, which for the last 30 years typically welcomes up to 800 people to its annual ‘A Question of Burns’ event in Glasgow, Scotland is now set to take the festivities online.  The digital event will be streamed globally for FREE and SBH Scotland are working with partners across the globe to bring their virtual experience to as many people as possible. The world’s largest ever ‘in person’ Burns supper had 900 guests, and they hope that through the power of digital technology they will reach many more..

Although online, viewers can expect all the trimmings of a traditional Burns evening. The Address to a Haggis will feature alongside the main tribute to Burns, the Immortal Memory, recited by Comedian Bruce Fummey. Funny-man, and host of the event, Fred MacAulay, delivers the Toast to the Lassies as Janey Godley, who became a social media sensation after creating parody videos of Nicola Sturgeon during lockdown, will then give the reply.  Travis front-man Fran Healy will perform Auld Lang Syne, while Scotland’s foremost Robert Burns re-enactor, Chris Tait, will recite Tam O ’Shanter.

SBH Scotland’s 2021 Burns event will go live at 7pm on Monday 25 January 2021 on its YouTube channel and Facebook channel The pre-recorded programme will also be available to view for one week.

To view the event  please visit and register for updates and ‘on the day’ reminder or alternatively visit the event page on facebook.

The below image and trailer telling you more are available to share from, or view via a

WeTransfer link here

Thank you in advance from everyone at SBH Scotland.

Kind Regards

Sent remotely from laptop

Deborah Roe

Director of Fundraising

Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland

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