Visit the film website: Why They Left: A Scottish Migration

Scottish Celebration Burns Dinner

Scottish Celebration Burns Dinner

Regular price $65.00 $48.00 Sale

Friday, January 26, 2018
6:00pm - 9:00pm
Sheraton Suites Old Town
801 North Saint Asaph Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
$45 till January 15, then $48 till January 20, then $52 until the event

Buffet Dinner

Roast chicken, haggis, mashed potatoes (tatties), mashed turnips (neeps), Brussels sprouts, Wheat rolls and butter
Dessert: Trifle (tipsy cake), coffee and tea

Cash bar

Professional portraits

Video: Americans of Scottish descent are interviewed, film footage, trailers

Short talk:
Ellen Hamilton tells the story of the revolution that caused the  mass migration which created our world as we know it. How did millions wind up in southern Scotland? Why did they leave everything they knew, and sail for many weeks on a wooden sailing ship to start a new life, penniless in an unforgiving land?

Film Market: T-Shirts, Scottish Life Magazine, ...

We will end the evening by singing Auld Lang Syne.

This celebration aims to raise awareness for the Scottish poet Robbie Burns, the Clyde River region in Scotland, and support the production of the short historical documentary film, Why They Left: A Scottish Migration.