Did you know that Queen Margaret's School has long-lasting roots north of the Border? Not only is our namesake, St Margaret, a Scottish queen, but the School took up residence in Pitlochry for a number of years during the evacuation of the First World War. It will come as no surprise, then, that we thoroughly enjoy this chance to celebrate one of Scotland's most iconic figures, Sir Rabbie Burns, with a night of revelry, dancing and - of course - plenty of haggis.
This year was no different: from the traditional Address to a Haggis
performed with aplomb by our Chef Rose, to the ever-lively Aluinn Ceilidh Band who soon got everyone up and on their feet. It's not the easiest feat in the world to leap around a crowded room following a four-course meal and more than a dram of Scottish whisky, but both parents and staff did a superb job. The evening finished with a rousing chorus of Auld Lang Syne
, only a few weeks late, and we all ventured home feeling thoroughly ready for the weekend's Leave Out.
Our thanks go to all who attended, and with next year's date already confirmed for 2020 we look forward to welcoming you back for another dance on Thursday 23 January...
You can see photographs of the event in our Events Gallery