St. Andrew's Society, Lisbon

The St. Andrew’s Society of Lisbon was founded in 1934 by a group of Scots eager to promote, maintain and extend interest in Scotland and its culture. Each year, the St. Andrew’s Ball is held on the last Saturday of November and for 20 years the setting has been the beautiful ballroom of the Palacio Hotel in Estoril. For many years, pipers have welcomed guests and a Ceilidh Band has been flown in from Scotland to lead the dancing into the samll hours.

At the end of January, a Burns Supper is held to honour the Famous Bard. The Haggis is given the traditional address followed by toasts, poems and songs. It is an evening of celebration, reflection and nostalgia!

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