St. Andrew's Day Ball, Budapest Marriott Hotel, 30 November 2019

With the help of Scottish Chef Paul Mizener, the Marriott chef Josi prepared some Scottish specials: Haggis scotch eggs, Whisky cured salmon and Cranachan. Double Scotch Ceilidh Band (sponsored by Chris Clarke) produced a great performance as did the regular St Andrew's Ball band ‘Babel Rock’.

Duncan continued, "A huge thanks to our sponsors and donors who helped with our charitable cause, including H.E. Iain Lindsay, our British Ambassador whose support is greatly appreciated.

Iain Lindsay OBE, HM Ambassador to Hungary, told XpatLoop, “Hats off to the St Andrew’s Association of Hungary and its President Duncan Graham for a magnificent St Andrew’s Ball on Saturday. It was the best yet in my time here.”

Duncan Graham added, "We were also delighted to welcome Ambassador Gargan from the Embassy of Ireland, along with many returning guests and new faces. All together we noted sixteen nationalities at the event. Everyone was in terrific form, dancing all night and celebrating ceilidh style!

In total 260 guests attended, which was as many as we could take, who with their generosity raised circa HUF 3 million for charity."
Click here to visit St Andrews Association Hungary online

Photos by Russell Skidmore
After an extensive career in advertising as an Art Director & Creative Director in London, Paris and Budapest for leading agencies, he transferred the skills and knowledge gained to his own successful company covering wedding, event, PR & portrait photography. Visit his FB page here.

  • 2 Dec 2019
  • Russell Skidmore
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