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Feeling the burn

Scottish Life International entertaining at a Burns night supper last week offered something not many others Burns nights can boast – potentially burning the guests.

The Diary was alarmed to hear that guests tucking into a good solid feed of haggis, neeps and tatties had to suddenly flee their Scottish experience for the safety of the street when the fire alarm went off.

Guests mingled with hotel patrons in their pjs while the situation was sorted out. Fortunately, Burns night did not involve flame-grilling the guests and all were allowed back to toast the lassies and sing Auld Lang Syne in one piece without the need to apply burns cream.

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