Monday, 1 February 2010

A Tribute to the Bard

A great weekend of cold settled weather and excellent wintry conditions brought a bigger than average January weekend crowd to Glencoe. And a wonderful evening was had by all on Saturday night as Clachaig paid homage to the Bard, Robert Burns.

While it wasn't intended to be an official 'Burns Night', the boys from White Rose performed various Burns poems and songs, such as Tam-o-Shanter, A Mans a Man for a' That and of course the famous Ode to a Haggis. We even piped in the Haggis with a bagpiper leading in the Wee Beastie which was carried on a silver platter by Chef Davy. Dougie from White Rose who is a president of a Burns society performed the famous poem with great gusto and got a roudy cheer when he finished and cut the Haggis open.

As the boys then led onto another song the bar staff made themselves busy handing out free Haggis Neeps and Tatties to the customers which went down an absolute treat!

Beer of the weekend? It had to be the Skyelight, from the Isle of Skye Brewery, at 3.8% a nice lightly hopped session ale with some fruity tones; lovely! However, it seems that all the beers went down well this weekend, as come Monday morning the cellar is empty! Perfect timing for bringing in the FebruaryFest stock.

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