Entries by DougieRBIF

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UPS Hungary helps RBIF avoid infamy

Organising a Burns Supper takes a bit of coordination, making sure that all the elements that make up a successful event are planned, arranged and delivered on time to celebrate the birthday of Scotland’s most famous bard. In the 22 years that the RBIF has held Budapest’s biggest Burns Supper for charity, many things now […]

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2019 Budapest Burns Supper

A huge thank you to everyone that attended the Annual Budapest Burns Supper on 26 January 2019. The 22nd annual event was held as ever in the Grand Ballroom of the Corinthia Hotel Budapest. As a Burns Supper there are many traditional elements, such as the Address to the Haggis, performed by the lead piper Rab […]

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2018 Projects: Zalaegerszeg

Very early one cold December morning, when it was still dark, we hit the road to Zalaegerszeg in western Hungary, a place hitherto notable to me only for the unpronouncability of its name.  I’ve since nailed the pronunciation (I had plenty of time in the car).  Anyway, I was undertaking a day of calls and […]

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2018 Projects: Péterfy Sándor Hospital, Budapest

The Péterfy Sándor Street Hospital, located in District 7, is one of the larger hospitals in Budapest with nearly 1,600 beds, where patients can be treated for an array of ailments and conditions. The Péterfy Sándor Hospital has been operating since 1848, which also makes it one of Budapest’s older hospitals. The RBIF has been […]

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Like our new website? Find out who designed it…

The keen-eyed among you will have noticed that the RBIF launched a brand-new website in 2018, a platform that makes it much easier for us to let you know exactly what we are doing and helps us to interact more with everyone on social media. Designing and building a new website is not an easy […]

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2018 Charity Wine-tasting – Buddha-Bar Hotel

On 15 November 2018 the RBIF held a charity wine-tasting event in the fantastic setting of one of Budapest’s finest hotels, the BuddhaBar Hotel. The ultimate objective of the wine-tasting was to choose the wines that we will serve at the 2019 Burns Supper to be held on 26 January, but perhaps more importantly it […]

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2018 Projects: Renovation of Wesley János nursery in Budapest

In 2018 the RBIF and its supporters and sponsors helped renovate a nursery in one Budapest’s most disadvantaged districts. The Wesley János nursery in Dankó utca, district 8 in Budapest, accommodates many children during the day who for various reasons outwith their control are unable to attend other nurseries perhaps closer to their home.  The […]

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2018 Summer BBQ

On 2 September 2018 the RBIF held its inaugural (end-of) summer BBQ at the Chefparade Country venue in Etyek, just 30 minutes outside Budapest. It looked for a while that the day might be a complete wash-out, but in the morning the sun finally broke through and the first RBIF charity BBQ was held in […]


Ferenc Puskás and his links to Scotland

Hampden Park, Scotland’s national football stadium, has been host to the Scottish Football Museum since the turn of the millennium. The insightful article by Stewart Miller revealed the impact that Ferenc Puskás had on him as a young boy, but he was not alone. Scottish football fans on the whole were mesmerised by the skills of […]