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Burning the house down

Britannic’s Burns Night celebration wins the Diary’s occasional (that is, annual) prize for the most aggressively Scottish party held in England.

This may not sound too challenging but the firm went so far as to employ an over-zealous actor to dress as Robert Burns and slash into a 3ft haggis with a knife longer than his own forearm.

This year’s do was held in the Tower of London, involuntary home to several Scots over the years. Perhaps they were trying to get their own back?

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