Beannachdan agus Fàilte!
Greetings and Welcome from your new Chieftain for the 2017/18 Session.
A few more “thank-yous” are in order before we get into the body of this month’s Chieftain’s Chatter and Society news.
This year’s Malt Whiskey tasting night was won by none other than Mr Willie Watt, so congratulations Willie for guessing right, more times than the rest of us….!
My guess is ………. the hangovers the next morning were definitely worthy of the expression “Never Again, eh Lads”. Well, until next year anyway! Thanks to Hector Ingram for organising the Tasting Session and The Scottish Themed Quiz to go with it. As the Broons & Oor Willie would say, “It was Braw!” Slainte to all!
As the days of March flew by, our thoughts turned to the St. Patrick’s Ball held on March 18th. An amazingly well organised and well attended event this year, with tickets selling out within hours of going on sale, months prior to the event. Quite a feat, considering the economic downturn in the ‘Oil Business’ grips the lives of so many expats, here in Malaysia. I heard that attendance was approaching near record numbers of around one thousand revellers in the Shangri-la’s Ball room that evening. It was a pleasure to be part of yet another spectacular event in KL and as a little Brucey Bonus (Hands Up all those who remember that programme?) all the right teams won the Rugby on the night in my opinion. The band playing a double gig until 5am added up to a fantastic night.
Just 5 weeks to go now and tickets sales are picking up for yet another great Dinner Concert Night with Special Guests “Big Vern & The Shootas” flown in from Glasgow, exclusively for our entertainment on Friday the 5th of May.
Alas there is no rest for the wicked and it is straight into the set up of the arena grounds and a hard day’s organising before for our 4th Annual Highland Games on Sunday the 7th May at Bukit Kiara Equestrian & Country Resort. A more Scottish Weekend in KL “Ye’ve never have had!” Pipe Band Competition, Tug of War Competition, Rugby 10’s Competition, Children’s Entertainment Village, Refreshment Tents, Food Stalls, Arts & Crafts and Highland Wear Stalls and many more all rolled into a single day’s entertainment, like no other to be found in Malaysia!
Come One! Come All! Wear some Tartan (optional but highly recommended) and come be part of the most celebrated of Highland Traditions. Last year our visitors numbered into their thousands and weather permitting, this year we will be equally well attended. Come Support your local & international Pipe Bands, Rugby Teams and Tug of War Teams. See you all there!
126th Chieftain of the Selangor St Andrews Society.