Celebrating Scottish Pride

Release Date: 6 December 2016

From haggis hurling to hair care, there were a host of activities on offer at Wellgate on Saturday, November 26, courtesy of D&A College students.

scots pride ARTICLE
From left – Chloe, Amy, Emma and Katherine practise their haggis handling (picture: Gareth Jennings; courtesy of the Evening Telegraph © D C Thomson & Co Ltd).

As part of their course, an all-girl team of HND events management students planned, organised, and ran a fun-filled, festive event entitled Scots Pride.

Emma Cook, Katherine Laird, Chloe Robinson and Amy Mason will be assessed their innovative event so pulled out all the stops to ensure it was a success.

Scots Pride not only offered fun for all ages but supported local charity, Cash for Kids, Mission Christmas.

As well as setting up cash collection points throughout the shopping centre, the students persuaded four local companies to take stalls for the day and pay a donation to the charity for the privilege.

McKenzie Beard Company – essential oils for whiskers; Angelica Laird, a Dundee-based family confectionary; Eeksie Peeksie who specialise in hand-painted gifts; and Alone, a hand-made soaps,  all signed up to support the charity.

In line with the Scots Pride theme, the students ensured the chance to soak a Scotsman and hurl a haggis – vegetarians were included as a cuddly haggis was employed for the hurling!

The students also roped in classmate Coralea McKay who entertained shoppers with her fiddle playing while the Strathmore Ceilidh Band also performed. James Liandu played acoustic guitar.

Dancers on the day included members of the Carr Highland Dancers and students from The Launch Pad Studio.