Nathanael Greene’s Publick House hosts a Scottish celebration

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Those who love the British Highlands are invited to celebrate all things Scottish this weekend in Greene.

Nathanael Greene’s Publick House in the center of the village is hosting a Burns Night celebration on Saturday.

Robert, or Rabbie, Burns is considered Scotland’s greatest poet and lyricist.

He lived in the late 18th century and was considered the pioneer of the Romantic Movement.

To properly celebrate, Nathanael Greene’s is bringing in the BC Celtic Pipe and Drums and preparing a haggis dinner.

Owner Ken Hutchings is of 100% Scottish descent. “It’s kind of to celebrate his birthday.  He was a famous Scottish poet and he is actually the one who wrote Auld Lang Syne which everybody sings on New Year’s Eve.”

The evening begins at 6 PM with introductions and some music from BC Celtic.

There will also be recitations of Burns’s poetry throughout the evening.

At 8, the grand haggis will be presented and cut into.

It’s a mixture of ground lamb, suet and spices stuffed into a sheep’s stomach and boiled.

The mixture is then removed from the stomach lining before being served with potatoes and vegetables.

Saturday’s event includes a group sing-along to Auld Lang Syne.
 

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