Burns’ Night kicks off a packed 2017 for Llantwit

By GEM Staff Reporter in Local People

LLANTWIT Major Events Group began its year of activities with a rousing Burns’ Night held on January 21 – replete with pipes.

It was the second Burns’ Supper held by the group, and was hailed a roaring success. With more than a nod to keeping things as local as possible, the haggis was prepared by Farmers Pantry of Llantwit Major, which also supplied pies for the faint-hearted diners who didn’t fancy haggis.

Neeps and tatties along with a Scottish pudding of ‘Tipsy Laird’ trifle, and apple pie, came from the able hands and creative minds of the group’s clan of volunteer helpers.

The ‘great chieftain o’ the pudding-race’ (the haggis) was piped in by John McShane and addressed by the group’s own Scotsman George – along with a Welsh interpretation!

The Lassies were toasted and gave a reply to the Laddies in banter befitting Burns himself.Nobody went home hungry., and all went home happy.

While still a work in progress, the group has drawn up a roster of must-do events for the rest of 2017, which draw people from beyond Llantwit all over south Wales.

The ever-popular markets return next month on March 17, the next in May and then in July and September.

June 24 sees the return of the Victorian Fair, while – there are, after all, just 325 days until Christmas – the Christmas illumiations are due to be lit on November 25.

The group is always looking for sponsors to help with the financial costs of putting on events, and also for volunteers to either set up or break down on event days.

Funds raised by the Llantwit Major Events Group go back into the community and to other deserving causes that help people in the area.

For more information on Llantwit Major Events Group, search for the group on Facebook.

Llantwit Major Events Group would like to thank Farmers Pantry and Lucy Payne of Wine Street coffee shop for their support on Burns’ Night.

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