Photo gallery: SECC Burns Night at Banqueting House

Haggis, kilts and poetry were celebrated at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC)'s annual Burns Night supper at Banqueting House on 24 January.

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Around 200 people attended the dinner, which was the 15th the SECC has held for friends and clients.

Bagpipes welcomed guests to a reception in the vaulted undercroft, before a four-course dinner in the main hall, underneath its grand painted ceiling.

Caterer Payne & Gunther served dishes including haggis ravioli while holographic units around the diners displayed a 3D rendering of the Hydro, the SECC’s new 12,000-seat entertainment venue which will open in September.

Traditional Burns night elements included the address to the haggis, given by Stuart Hendry of Glengoyne Distillery, which provided whisky for toasts.

Allan Snedden, head of concerts and events for the SECC, gave the traditional toast to the lassies, saluting the women in the room with jokes and extracts of Robert Burns poetry.

The response was given by Loose Women presenter and journalist Kaye Adams, who gave a cutting comeback speech about the vices and virtues of men. The night concluded with a celtic Ceilidh dance back in Banqueting House’s undercroft.

Ben Goedegebuure, sales director at the SECC, said: "The SECC Burns Supper is a night that combines tradition, history and entertainment and we’ve grown very fond of the venue. We’ve always had spectacular nights at Banqueting House and this was no exception. Once again we were able to show our clients the best of the SECC, Glasgow and Scotland and a way for us to say thank you to our clients."

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