The sound of bagpipes
filled the air and traditional Scottish attire was out
in full force during Durango's sixth annual Robert Burns
Night at the La Plata County Fairgrounds on Saturday.
The celebration commemorated the 245th anniversary of
the Scottish poet's birthday with selected readings,
cultural dances and musical performances including the
authentic sound of the Westwind Pipe Band. An audience
of all ages was on hand to celebrate its heritage and
the life of Scotland’s national hero. The evening
concluded with the presentation of the honorary haggis,
an acquired Scottish delicacy, and a precious sip of
25-year-old MacAllen Scotch whiskey.
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