Burns Suppers zoom past


Despite the restrictions placed on us all by the coronovirus pandemic, many a Burns Supper took place around the world last night. All were held online, of course. More will take place tonight and tomorrow.

For a couple of members of the Bagpipe.News team who ‘attended’ events last night, the experience was certainly … different. Devouring a plate of haggis, neeps and tatties cooked by oneself and on one’s own whilst sat in front of a laptop is hopefully the first and last time we will do this. Quaffing good whisky is always agreeable enough but it is naturally preferble to be physically in good company when doing so. We are certain Burns would have something witty to say about all this in rhyme if he were around today.

To A Laptop … To A Lousy WiFi Connection … Holy Willie’s Acrobat Player … Address of BTHub … Eh Fond Kiss (Eh? Oh, I’m on Mute Again, Sorry) …

… To A Mouse! [That’s quite enough – Editor].

Ah well, at least our own whisky was good (an 18-year-old Balvenie since you ask). To paraphrase the Bard, Piping an’ whisky gang thegither! Take aff your dram!

We are grateful once again to Iain Bell from Dumfriess-shire, Scotland for this timely Donald Drone cartoon. Donald, the Sage of Glenbog, appeared for many years in the pages of the Piping Times, latterly courtesy of Iain.