Legacy of Burns celebrated at City

City of Glasgow College brought the Bard to Glasgow’s Cathedral Street as it hosted its annual Burns Supper at its stunning City campus.

Held in Scholars, the college’s state of the art training restaurant, over 50 guests were treated to a Burns themed menu prepared and served by professional cookery and hospitality students.

Principal and Chief Executive at City of Glasgow College, Paul Little, said:

“As an honorary Scot I’m proud to lead this traditional event in our contemporary restaurant within our award winning City campus. Our college is proud to be part of the unique legacy of Burns and I believe he would be equally proud of what we are doing in terms of social mobility.”

The students were assisted with preparations by senior chef lecturer at the college and Scotland’s National chef, Gary Maclean, who said:

“The evening provides an excellent learning opportunity for our students who never fail to impress visitors with their exceptional culinary skills and high quality front of house standards. This high profile event is also a great testing ground for our students who are always up for the challenge of catering for VIP guests.”  

Royal Conservatoire of Scotland trained actors, Daniel Cameron and Paula Nugent, performed the toast and reply to the lassies. HND Nautical Science cadet with Clyde Marine Training, Nat Beach, played a number of Burns’ songs on the piano and Ross French from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Pipe Band piped in the Haggis.

Guests included Annie Wells MSP, who read the Immortal Memory; Guy Platten, Chief Executive of the UK Chamber of Shipping, Shona Struthers, Chief Executive of Colleges Scotland and Brian Williamson, Baron of Craigmillar.