A toast to the lassies ... & from the lassies

Horse will be singing at the event
Horse will be singing at the event

A Burns’ Supper with a difference is taking place in Kirkcaldy’s Beveridge Park Hotel later this month.

The event on Saturday, January 25 is a charity supper that will celebrate Burns’ love of women – and is open to women only.

The fundraising supper, which is being organised by Gaia Events, is in aid of Women’s Aid Scotland and will feature a few special guests.

AJ Higginson, one of the organisers, explained: “It’s a unique evening in the style of a Burns’ Supper with a women-only twist.

“Generally the women always seem to be left out at these sorts of things, so we decided to do a Burns supper with a twist for women only, featuring poems and songs about women.

“Burns had a huge love of women, so we thought we’d use this as the focus for the event and we wanted to support a charity that will help women.

“We will address the haggis and toast the lassies and there will be music, poetry and fun.

“We could have gone to Glasgow or Edinburgh with this but we thought we’d bring it to Kirkcaldy instead and see how it would take.

“The Beveridge Park Hotel is a great venue.”

The event includes a three-course meal and some fun Scottish entertainment.

Music for the evening will be provided by Scottish singer songwriter Horse McDonald, Fife duo The Coaltown Daisies and Sandra Macbeth in the form of some exclusive performances.

AJ continued: “The Coaltown Daisies are going to do their own take on some of his (Burns’) work and have been working really hard on this.

“We do want it to be a celebration of Burns but with a female twist, so Horse is also going to be doing something a bit different too.

“They will be playing some of the songs people know and some others that people may not be quite as familiar with.

“Sandra plays music herself and plays the pipes, so she’ll be piping for us.”

The event is being held in aid of Women’s Aid Scotland, a charity which helps women across the country.

Tickets for the Women’s Supper, priced £25, are available from the reception at the Beveridge Park Hotel or online by visiting www.gaiadestinations.org