The Believe in Scotland Virtual Burns Supper will take place on Saturday, January 23. All proceeds will be spent on campaigning for Scottish independence and we have a stellar line up to entertain and enlighten you, ranging from the best Burns and folk performers to TV and radio presenters, leading politicians and even a major TV and movie star.
The line up
- Readings from Brian Cox, Lesley Riddoch, Kate Forbes MSP, Eunice Olumide, Alistair Heather, Billy Kay and Brandon Malone
- Musical performances from Iona Fyffe, John Hutchison and youth performers Rhianna Boyle and Eala McElhinney
- Toasts and talks by Mike Russell MSP and Philippa Whitford MP, Alistair Heather and Bill Nolan
- Hosted by Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp
Tickets are just £15.00 per person
The campaign goes on
We can’t get together physically due to lockdown restrictions but that’s not going to stop us celebrating the life of Scotland’s iconic national Bard and raising funds to kickstart our 2021 independence campaign with a virtual Burns Supper on Saturday, January 23.
So what’s a Burns Supper?
Burns Suppers are fun evenings of musical, poetic and comic entertainment to mark the birthday of Rabbie Burns, Scotland’s national poet. We have a track record of delivering high quality online events and our virtual Burns supper format is innovative; it has not been done before on this scale and it will be great fun as well as providing a high profile event for the Yes movement, spreading the message far beyond Scotland's borders.
How does it work?
Buy a ticket for yourself, or for two or three people if you are all using the same device to participate, and we will send you a link to log in on the night. There will be two main areas; a main stage where all the performances will be broadcast (some recorded and some live) and the virtual tables.
If you purchase a table we will allocate you a virtual table, which is essentially a breakout room where you can video chat with your friends as you eat and drink. One person needs to buy the table and tell their friends which table to log into during the event - you can get the money back from them yourselves, or even ask them to click the link to donate.
If you buy an individual ticket you will be allocated a virtual table where you will meet new friends and maybe some old ones, but you don’t get to choose your table.
The virtual tables will be open from 6.30pm and performances will start on the main stage at 7pm - we will break for 30 minutes for you to eat and chat with pals on the virtual tables and then back to the main stage again for the rest of the entertainment.
Official proceedings will end at 10.30pm but the virtual tables will be open for several more hours so that you can keep chatting and drinking, even singing, whatever you want.
What is Believe in Scotland and what will we spend the funds on?
Believe in Scotland is the grass roots independence campaign that spun out of the leading independence campaigning group, Business for Scotland.
Believe in Scotland was awarded 2020 Independence Campaign Group of the Year by the Scottish independence Newspaper and The Scottish Independence Foundation. All of the funds raised from this event will go towards our new billboard campaign, delivered in partnership with local Yes groups.
Tickets are just £15.00 per person (you have to supply your own haggis!) and we also have private virtual tables where guests can video chat during the event with up to 10 friends at a time, with everyone enjoying the meal and the entertainment together. Virtual tables cost £150.00 to have up to 10 guests at your private table.