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Scottish Connector celebrates the spirit of Robert Burns

13 Feb 2023

Recap the highlights of BritCham’s first in-person ‘After Hours’ event in 2023

On the evening of 9 February, BritCham Shanghai warmly welcomed a full house of members and friends at Mr Willis for the annual Scottish Connector event, celebrating the spirit of the great Scottish poet and lyricist, Robert Burns.

Starting with the welcome remarks by Kirsten Johnston, BritCham Shanghai Vice Chair and GlobalScot, and the speech by Chris Wood, British Consul-General Shanghai, the night then combined haggis, whisky, poetry and music with lots of fun and laughter.

Speech by Chris Wood, British Consul-General Shanghai

Poem ‘Address to a Haggis’ by Paul Farrell, Principal at Britannica International School, Shanghai

We were delighted to welcome Catriona Radcliffe, Head of Scottish Government Office China to present at the evening – ‘The Immortal Memory’, a reflection on Burns’ life and a celebration of Burns’ enduring spirit.

‘The Immortal Memory’ by Catriona Radcliffe, Head of Scottish Government Office China

We would also like to thank our guests who participated in the poem reading session and brought us great fun.

Special thanks to our Event Sponsor, Scottish Development International, Whisky Sponsor, Douglas Laing, Venue Partner Mr Willis as well as many more lucky draw prize sponsors for their generous support to make this event possible.

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