” Absolutely fantastic night to celebrate Robert Burn’s Birthday. Nearly 90 people from both Aubigny and Haddington turned up and celebrated together with a wee dram or a nice glass of wine.
The evening was punctuated with speeches and poems translated in both languages as well as some delightful live music from Gullane Ceildh Band.
We are thankful to Mme Pais [ Consule Generale de France a Edimbourg et Glasgow ] , Mme Renier [ Maire de Aubigny sur Nere ] and Mr. McMillan [ East Lothian Provost ] for their participation in the celebrations.
Above – Mme Pais [ Console General ]
Above – Mr. & Mrs John McMillan and Martine Destenave who recited Burn’s Poem My Love is like a Red Red Rose.
Mme Isobel Vivet – Chairperson of Aubigny Jumelage.
above – Mme Laurence Renier [ Maire d’Aubigny ] & Phillipa Ramsdem who recited Tae a Mozzie.

Special thanks to all that contributed, participated and made this evening a success. Despite the current restrictions on both sides of the Channel, we are keeping the link between our two towns and countries very much alive.

Gilles Charbonnier – Chairperson Haddington Twinning.

Photographs – Gilles Charbonnier. 29th January 2021