Monday, 31 January 2011
Peterhead Branch of the Scottish National Party held its annual Burns Supper jointly with the recently-formed Cruden Bay, Hatton & Longhaven Branch at the Red House Hotel, Cruden Bay on Saturday.
Following the Selkirk Grace from Longhaven farmer Ferg Stephen and the Address to the Haggis by Peterhead Burns devotee Michael Cowie, Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs Richard Lochhead MSP delivered the Immortal Memory. SNP Westminster MP for Banff & Buchan Eilidh Whiteford gave the Toast to Scotland. The evening was compered by George Anderson, Convener of the Cruden Bay, Hatton & Longhaven Branch SNP.
Commenting afterwards, Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford said:
“Credit must go to the hotel management and staff at the Red House for their efficiency on the night and of course the excellent meal they provided.
“The SNP branches in Peterhead and Cruden are going from strength to strength thanks to the efforts of our hardworking local councillors and our local members and I congratulate them on organising another very successful Burns Supper."