Attached report on the Dunedin Scottish Festival as submitted by Bruce Spittle, Secretary of Dunedin Burns Club. What an amazing few days were had by all who attended with such a well-packed schedule. Enjoy the read!
The Dunedin Scottish Festival: celebrating Dunedin’s links with Scotland and Robert Burns was
held from Sunday 31 August to Wednesday 3 September with an additional programme item, the
Ceilidh Scottish Dancing Club Open Night being held on Saturday 6 September.
The Festival was arranged by a special committee of the Otago Scottish Heritage Council, to
provide a setting for the Annual General Meeting of the Robert Burns Association of the Pacific
Rim which the New Zealand members of the Association were invited to host for 2014. The aim
of the Festival organizers was to involve all the Scottish organizations in the region and to provide
a range of activities to which all the public were welcome.