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Scottish community in Uganda celebrates Scotland’s national poet
Burns Night is 25 January, when we commemorate the life and work of Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns. This is an important opportunity for the British High Commission in Kampala to join with the Scottish community, and Ugandan and international friends of Scotland, to celebrate Scotland’s heritage, and showcase the best of Scottish culture, food, drink and entrepreneurial spirit.
British Deputy High Commissioner will join the Caledonian Society of Uganda in celebrating the 256th anniversary of Robert Burns on Saturday 31 January. The evening will include poems, reeling (traditional Scottish dancing) and great Scottish food and drink, including Haggis and Scotch Whisky.
You can follow pictures and records of the wider programme of events to mark Burns night across the world, across social media platforms, through the hashtag #BurnsNight.
The FCO is involved in events which focus on promoting Scottish business and industry. These are vital for the UK to continue our work promoting Scottish interests overseas. In the last year alone, the UK helped 50% more Scottish firms export and helped to land overseas investment projects that generated over 10,000 Scottish jobs.