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Visitors from Aubigny walk around Haddington – Part 2.

Uncategorised Posted on Sat, February 29, 2020 13:27:26
After refreshments at The Plough Tavern.
The West Church – Haddington.
The Railway Tavern, now The Green.
Knox Court – Haddington.

Visit to Aubigny – 9th – 15th July 2020.

Uncategorised Posted on Wed, February 26, 2020 09:12:24

Haddington’s twin town Aubigny sur Nere in the Loire valley region of France holds a fantastic weekend festival every year in July to celebrate the Franco – Ecossaise relationship. Haddington Twinning Association is taking part in a group visit 9th- 15th July for this year’s festival. Its an amazing spectacle and there will be plenty of opportunity to meet French friends and to sample delicious French food and wine. If you are interested in joining the group and would like more information , please contact

Visitors from Aubigny take walk around Haddington – August 2019

Uncategorised Posted on Sat, February 22, 2020 15:41:34

Starting at Bank of Scotland – Court Street……

Very old building . 1695

Haddington’s Town Hall – Court Street.

Vibrant High Street ….

Over Victoria Bridge – With Bermaline Mill in background

Nungate Bridge from another angle – see St. Mary’s Church

Waterside Bistro Restaurant – from Nungate Bridge.

St. Mary’s Parish Church – Haddington.

Lady Kitty’s Garden [ home of Petanque terrain ]

Nungate Bridge – Haddington.

Church Street – Haddington.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Church – Haddington.

Holy Trinity – Haddington.

Finishing off at The Plough Tavern – Court Street.

For a pint or two ?

The Plough Tavern – The Corn Exchange – the Fountain in Court Street.

And home.

All photographs by Mr. Christian Couture – Aubigny sur Nere. with thanks.

Haddington Twinning Quiz Night – Friday 13th March 2020

Uncategorised Posted on Sat, February 15, 2020 12:11:07

Doors open 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start – 10.30pm finish .


Hosted by Quiz Master Bob Mitchell

Tickets £3:00 per person

Available from : Joe Forte Sports & Erica’s Florist – High Street Hadd.

{ Teams of max 4 people }

Raffle & Bar/ non alcoholic refreshments available.

Terms & Conditions.

Le jumelage d’Aubigny – Visit to Edinburgh & Tattoo – August 2019.

Uncategorised Posted on Sat, February 08, 2020 14:43:15
Edinburgh during Festival time – On way to Edinburgh castle
Quiet corner
The Mound – on way to Tattoo.
View over Princess Street Gardens
Royal Mile – Edinburgh
Lots of Bagpipers on Royal Mile
Royal Museum of Scotland – Chambers Street.
Beautiful girls waiting on Tattoo to start.
More beautiful girls + 1 beautiful gentleman
V.I.P.’s arriving for the show
Royal Box here we come.
Edinburgh castle in all its glory.
Mass Bands.
Monster on Castle
Brass band
Shetland Fiddlers
Projection on Castle.
Beautiful Butterflies
Massed Pipes and Drums
Le Can Can
Le Can Can
Royal Air Force fly past
Lone Piper on Edinburgh Castle to finish.

All photographs courtesy Mr. Christian Couture – Le jumelage d’Aubigny. 2019

Haddington Twinning at Haddington Rugby Club – 6 Nations – France v Scotland – Sunday 8th March 2020.

Uncategorised Posted on Thu, January 30, 2020 09:29:48

Haddington Twinning are delighted to accept the invitation from H.R.C. to join forces at Haddington Rugby Club for the occasion of France v Scotland match played on Sunday 8th March …. 1:00 for French themed Lunch – price £15 …… 3:00pm Match televised from Murrayfield.

Enquiries to – Bulletin

Burn’s Day Celebrations in Aubigny – 26th January 2020

Uncategorised Posted on Tue, January 28, 2020 10:32:55

Some weel kent faces ……. and with Dancing !!! Brilliant.

History of Burns Supper.

Uncategorised Posted on Fri, January 24, 2020 17:06:07


The first supper was held in memoriam at Burns Cottage by Burns’s friends, on 21 July 1801, the fifth anniversary of his death; it has been a regular occurrence ever since. The first still extant Burns Club was founded in Greenock in 1801 by merchants who were born in Ayrshire, some of whom had known Burns. They held the first Burns supper on what they thought was his birthday, 29 January 1802, but in 1803, they discovered the Ayr parish records that noted his date of birth was actually 25 January 1759.[2] Since then, suppers have been held on or about 25 January.

Burns suppers may be formal or informal. Both typically include haggis (a traditional Scottish dish celebrated by Burns in Address to a Haggis), Scotch whisky and the recitation of Burns’s poetry. Formal dinners are hosted by organisations such as Burns clubs, the Freemasons or St Andrews Societies; they occasionally end with dancing when ladies are present. Formal suppers follow a standard order.

Standard order

Piping in guests

A piper generally greets the guests, who gather and mix as at any informal party. At less formal gatherings, traditional Scottish music is played.[4]

Host’s welcoming speech

The host says a few words welcoming everyone to the supper and perhaps stating the reason for it.

All the guests are seated and grace is said, usually using the Selkirk Grace, a well-known thanksgiving said before meals that uses the Scots language. Although attributed to Burns, the Selkirk Grace was already known in the 17th century as the “Galloway Grace” or the “Covenanters‘ Grace”. It came to be called the Selkirk Grace because Burns was said to have delivered it at a dinner given by the Earl of Selkirk.

Selkirk Grace

Some hae meat an canna eat, And some wad eat that want it; But we hae meat, and we can eat, And sae the Lord be thankit.

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