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2003 Budapest Burns Supper

Four hundred or so tartan-clad guests, gallons of free whisky, plates full of haggis, neeps and tatties (turnips and potatoes) and some incredibly hairy men wielding hefty weapons – it could only be Budapest’s annual Burns Supper. Organised by the Hungarian-Scottish Society, the charity event, now in its sixth year, was held for the first time […]

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2002 Budapest Burns Supper

Whoever it was that first said the Scottish were tight with money was proved wrong when more than HUF 12 million ($42,360 at January 2002 exchange rates) was raised for sick and needy children in the name of one of Scotland’s best-known sons. The fifth annual Budapest Burns Supper, organised by the Hungarian-Scottish Society at […]

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2001 Budapest Burns Supper

Rabbie Burns would have been proud. Scotland’s most famous poet was introduced at the annual party that commemorates his birth as a self-confessed sinner (a lover of women and drink, often to access). But he was also a great humanitarian. The anniversary of Robert Burns’ birth was marked for the fourth year in Budapest on […]

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2000 Budapest Burns Supper

Around HUF 1.5 million was raised at the third annual Burns Supper in Budapest on Saturday, 22 January 2000. The money, made through a contribution from the ticket price, a raffle and an auction, will go to the Semmelweis University Hospital’s second paediatrics department. Last year an operating table was purchased through the fund raising […]

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1999 Budapest Burns Supper

About 380 people gathered on Saturday 23 January 1999 at the Hűvösvölgyi Vigadó on the outskirts of Budapest for the city’s second Burns Supper, complete with whisky, pipers, formal Highland dress and, of course, haggis, neeps and tatties. But there was also a Hungarian feel to the evening with a Magyar piper, hurka sausage and […]