Posted by Josanne Peet at 12/01/2015 14:19:05
Menu card for the Annual Burns' Night Dinner which took place on 25 Jan 1905, showing a print of Robert Burns on the front cover.
The Nottingham Scottish Association held its first Burns' Night Dinner in 1904. The Scottish themed menu included Cock-a-Leekie Soup, Roast Beef, Tattie Chips, St Andrew's Pudding and Auld Yule Cakes. Piper Mackenzie dressed in kilt and tartan piped in the Haggis. A number of toasts were made during the evening including a toast to the "Immortal Memory of Burns". The evening ended with the song 'Auld Lang Syne', the words of which were written by Robert Burns around 1788 and set to the music of a traditional folk song.
The collection of documents of the Association held by Nottinghamshire Archives consists of accounts, minutes books, yearbooks, photographs and menu cards and dates from 1899 to 2001.
The whole catalogue of the collection can be viewed on our on-line catalogue.