A Burns' Night supper must always begin with Burns' own Selkirk Grace :
"Some hae meat
and canna eat,
The menu usually
consists of cock-a-leekie soup (or Scotch Broth) and haggis with "tatties
and neeps" (mashed potato and swede), Tipsy Laird (sherry trifle
is a close enough substitute) followed by oatcakes and cheese, all
washed down with liberal tots of good Scotch whisky - or for Brownies
and Guides, Irn Bru!
Fair fa' your honest,
The groaning trencher
there ye fill,
* * * * * * *
Ye Pow'rs, wha mak
mankind your care,
Scottish Games :
Highland Games usually
consist of events such as caber tossing, shot-put, highland dancing,
sheep dog trials, bagpipes and drummers and these can be easily adapted
Shot-put : for the shot, use a balloon (with or without water to weight it - indoors can be just a balloon, outdoors a little water might be helpful!)
Highland dancing : unless you know what you are doing, the easiest way is to let the girls do solo "Sword dances" over crossed 'swords' - touch the swords and you're out, longest to last wins!
: you need chairs, cones, skipping ropes or anything to mark out three
sides of a 'sheep pen' and four or five blindfolds (neckers?) Four
or five Guides volunteer to be blindfolded 'sheep' which the shepherd
has to herd into the pen by voice commands alone : only left, right,
back, forwards, turn, step and stop are allowed. As much fun for the
spectators as the participants - can be played indoors or out.
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