Thank you to everyone who came along to our Burns Supper. We can’t thank all those who came enough. It was great to see our community come together to cook, sing, play music, recite or write speeches.
We managed to raise around £400 for church funds which is an incredible effort from all involved.
I am sure the Bard himself would have been proud with the immortal memory of his legacy, the toasts to the lads and lassies. He would have loved the singing and recitals that filled the hall with burns beautiful words. A massive thank you to our piper from Dunfermline Pipe Band for the night who not only entertained us but piped in the haggis. Thank you to all of our cooks, servers and everyone who helped clear up after the wonderful evening together.
We also got to use some of the first cuts of Dunfermline’s brand new City tartan, a new Tartan to celebrate our formal city status designed through a local competition. We will be using it to help decorate the church and our own David looks great in his new waistcoat with matching tie. The colours in the tartan represent:
- Blue – The earliest mention of Dunfermline was the wedding of Malcolm Canmore. The Campbell tartan he wore was blue, And blue also is taken from the peacocks in the Glen.
- Red – Royal Tartan representing the many Kings and Queens who lived and were buried in the city.
- Grey – King Roberts the Bruce Memorial tartan, and taken from the old nickname for Dunfermline, the auld grey toon.
- Black – Coal one of the major industries of the city and also the colours of the local Dunfermline football team.
- Gold – Gold from the bronze age, found in Dunfermline representing the earliest settlement.
- White – Is for Andrew Carnegies beard, Dunfermline’s most famous resident.
It was great to have one of our social nights back at Holy Trinity Dunfermline. Getting to know each other better whilst we raised money to keep the lights on and the party going.
If you couldn’t make it along why not watch some of the highlights back on YouTube. We raised a great amount of money for Church funds. If you enjoy the video and want to donate head to our giving page.