Bermuda Caledonian Society To Host Ball

November 25, 2014

Fancy having a Highland fling at one of the Island’s top hotels? The Caledonian Society of Bermuda is hosting its annual ball to celebrate the feast of St. Andrew, Scotland’s Patron Saint.

Residents will be dressed to kilt in traditional tartan and you can put your best foot forward for Scottish dances such as the Strip The ¬Willow and the Dashing White Sergeant.

The Bermuda Islands Pipe Band will perform for guests and free dance practice will be held before the event to help you to be a ‘reel’ star on the big night.

The formal dinner and dance, now in its 77th year, will be at Fairmont Southampton Resort on Saturday, November 29, and you do not need to be Scottish to attend ¬- you just have to enjoy great food, wonderful dancing, and even better company.

The evening kicks off with a cocktail reception [cash bar] from 6:30pm, followed by the Grand March and then dinner.

The mouthwatering menu features ¬Scottish delicacies such as haggis, Cullen skink [a creamy haddock soup], beef filled with black pudding and millionaire’s shortbread [shortbread topped with caramel and chocolate].

A traditional ceilidh [pronounced kay-lee] follows, featuring everything from gentle waltzes to high-energy reels.

A string of raffle prizes will also be up for grabs, including hotel stays, meals at some of the Island’s most popular restaurants, gym membership, beauty goodies and drinks.

All proceeds will benefit local charities.

Mark Lavery, President of the Caledonian Society, said: “We’re looking forward to everyone joining us again this year for our St Andrew’s Ball.

“We’ll again be jigging the night away and enjoying a sumptuous menu provided by the Fairmont Southampton staff.

“All proceeds of the Ball go towards our support of local charities and our educational grant for a Bermudian student studying in Scotland. So make sure to get your tickets for what is always one of the best nights on the Bermuda social calendar.”

Dress code is black tie and tickets are $165 each. Tickets can be purchased for individuals, couples or whole tables [tables are either for 10 or 12 people] from

Please submit group seating arrangements for individually purchased tickets by Wednesday, November 26, to Ewan McGill, Society Treasurer, at

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