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Scots in the Bush 2010

Our inaugural Scots in the Bush celebration was a great success. The event opened when Councillor Kathy Duff cut the ribbon – tartan of course.
John Colville and Primrose Henderson entertaining.
We had dancers from the Rum City Highland Dance Studio in Bundaberg. The Queensland Country Pipe Band had pipers and drummers from Kingaroy to Toowoomba to Wamuran . Gary Fogarty was our MC, and also recited poetry by Will Ogilvie – a real Scottish bushman. John Colville and Primrose Henderson sang and played a variety of Scottish songs, and songs written by Scots in Australia.
After the haggis was piped in, John addressed the haggis, Hugh said the grace, and many people had their first cautious taste of haggis, agreeing it was better than they expected. More Scottish fare included Aberdeen sausage, scotch eggs, shortbread, Dundee cake and clootie dumplings, along with more familiar food.
Judy Brandt.
Judy had us up and learning a couple of traditional Scottish country dances which was quite hilarious. Just as well a few dancers knew which way to go.
We even had a Scottish sing-along, all words provided. Performers, visitors and helpers all agreed they had thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and have booked in again for next year on 20th August 2011.
Thanks to Judy and Keith Brandt for organising the performers and relevant activities.
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