Burns Night Supper is an institution of Scottish life; a night to celebrate the national Bard, Sir Robert Burns. First Network were at the fabulous Merchant Taylor’s Hall on Thursday 25 January delivering this annual event for a global law firm client.

As befitting a company with Scottish roots, Burns Night has become one of the main events of our client’s annual calendar. The event, which has now been running in the city for well over 20 years, is an opportunity to bring together more than 250 colleagues and clients for a celebration of Scottish culture and heritage. Steeped in history and boasting a stunning oak-panelled ball room, Merchant Taylors Hall lent appropriate opulence and gravitas to the occasion.

The itinerary followed time-honoured tradition, and featured home-grown talent from among our client’s own employees. Senior partner, David Leckie piped in the haggis which was then addressed by the company’s managing partner for Scotland, Vikki Melville.

Following the traditional Selkirk Grace, guests enjoyed a hearty meal of ‘Haggis, Neeps and Tatties’. Musical entertainment included singing from Alison Tyler and a medley of Scottish tunes on accordion and clarsach, from musicians Frank and Jemma Hughes.

The event has become a regular feature of First Network’s annual calendar and we are very proud to have been delivering events services here for close to a decade. It is an iconic occasion in a truly magnificent setting, and is always such a pleasure.

We very much look forward to doing it all again in 2025!