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St Columba’s Hospice hosting Edinburgh’s biggest Burns Supper

Posted: 18th January 2016

The biggest Burns Supper in Edinburgh is to be held at the city’s Corn Exchange on Friday 29 January.

The event is being organised by St Columba’s Hospice and will raise funds for the Hospice’s work providing specialist palliative care for patients and support for their loved ones.

The Burns Supper will include the traditional Scottish food and drink, with a four course meal and a nip of whisky to toast the Bard.

In addition, the Hospice has organised a fabulous line-up of entertainment. The event will be hosted by Scott Wilson, and will feature the renowned Burns performer and journalist Sandy Strang. Also taking to the stage will be award-winning speaker Isobel Rutter; and BBC star and Burns enthusiast Keara Murphy. The Toast to the Haggis will be performed by haggis aficionado James Macsween of Macsween Haggis.

Live band Corra will have people on their feet with a ceilidh and dancing into the small hours.

Standard tickets are £55 each and include a glass of fizz on arrival, the four course dinner and a nip of whisky.

VIP tickets are also available, which include a champagne reception before the event begins, with drinks and canapés and the opportunity to meet and mingle with the evening’s entertainers. VIP tickets are £69 per person.

St Columba’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care to patients and their loved ones from across Edinburgh and the Lothians. The Hospice looks after around 1,300 patients and must raise £8million from fundraising every year.

Tickets can be booked by contacting the Hospice’s fundraising team on 0131 551 1381 or by emailing More information can be found at

St Columbas Burns supper

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