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Burns Night Prague 21.Jan.2005 Kampa Hotel, Prague 1

120 people attended Burns Night 2005 at the sublime Knights Hall of Hotel Kampa. Amongst a dazzling guest list, we were honoured to welcome HM Ambassador to Czech Republic, Hon Linda Duffield CMG, and our main sponsors Volvo and Glenfiddich. Thanks also to the support of the British Chamber of Commerce, the International womens association of Prague,, the dancers from the Caledonian Club, the band Czeltic, our auction prize donors (see below), and the numerous people who lent assistance and support.

The night was fantastic fun and we are delighted to announce that 45,000 CZK was raised at our auction. Thanks to donors: Czech Airlines, The Whisky School, Festival Inns/, Ju Turn/Marianské Lazné, Alkometa, Sprintsport, Volvo,,, Alipas s.r.o., Kilt s.r.o., Oriflame, Reja s.r.o.

Thanks to all who participated and hope to see you back in 2006!

The 2005 programme is available as an Adobe Acrobat PDF. See also photos from previous events. Here is an article from Czech Radio about the 2005 event.

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The opening procession


HM Ambassador the Hon Linda Duffield CMG

Piping in the Haggis
Address to the Haggis

(The late) Desmond Mullen delivers the address
His knife see rustic Labour dight...

The toast to the Company
The toast to the Haggis

Jaroslav Šmid delivers first-ever Address in Czech
The Caledonian Dancers

Watch carefully, you will be doing this soon...!
Duelling bagpipes

Marco learns a new dance...
...and no (reported) casualties

But it all went by in a blur and a whirl!
We'll tak a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne!

Relieved organisers Vaclav Rout and Gordon Howell
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