Caledonian Society To Host St Andrew’s Day Ball

November 20, 2015

The Caledonian Society of Bermuda will be hosting their 2015 St. Andrew’s Day Ball on Saturday, November 28.

The black tie event will be held at the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, and will feature special guests, traditional Ceilidh Dancing, and a live DJ set.

The Society’s President, Mark Lavery explained the significance of the tradition saying: “It’s a great event that brings people of all nationalities together, not just those residing in Bermuda but from around the world.”

“In times where there is so much violence and causes for division, it’s really important to learn about and celebrate our cultures together – and on the occasion of St. Andrew’s Ball, why not join us for a wonderful night of food, friends and dancing with a Scottish flair?”

He added: “It’s fun for those who know the Scottish food and dances, and even more fun for those who are looking to try something new with friends.  The Ball is our biggest fundraiser of the year so, while having fun, you will be supporting the local good causes that we donate to.”

2015 St. Andrew’s Day Ball Bermuda Nov 20 2015

“The event kicks off with a cocktail reception [cash bar] from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. We are seated at 8pm for dinner, served after the Grand March and MC’s welcome.

“The four-course dinner with wine will be followed by the ceilidh portion of the evening, with live music from the Bermuda Islands Pipe Band, and then you can dance the night away with a DJ until 2am. The menu is a follows and can be adjusted for any dietary requirements, if advised in advance:

  • Garlic ‘Sgoons’, Whisky Honey Butter
  • Scottish Pride: Home Cured Scottish Salmon Painted with Citrus Vinaigrette, Bouquet Winter Greens
  • Scotch Broth: Broth of Neeps And Tatties, Barley Cured Bacon Confetti
  • Highland Kiss:  Stones Ginger Wine & Single Malt Sorbet
  • Aberdeen Angus Roasted Tenderloin of Beef:  with Bubble & Squeak Patties, Honey Glazed Carrots and Haggis & Forest Mushroom Sauce
  • Tipsy Laird:  Traditional Scottish Trifle with Lashings of Sherry & Drambuie
  • Coffee or Tea

“Dress code is black tie and tickets are $175 each, including everything but additional drinks. Tickets can be purchased for individuals, couples or whole tables [tables are either for 10 or 12 people].

“Stephanie Roos will be coordinating the seating arrangements so attendees can either contact her at or pay online  More details can be found on the Caledonian Society’s website at

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  1. Bernard says:

    $175! No true Scotsman will pay that!