In Honour of David Lazarevic

It is with great sadness that we inform you that our friend David Lazarevic has passed away. David was one of the pipers of Helsinki Pipes and Drums and many of you will have known him or met him when he played at our events or elsewhere. He was a spark of energy in the band, a talented and dedicated piper, and just a lovely guy. The Finnish Scottish Society wishes to express its condolences to everyone who knew David and to Finnish piping, which now has an unfillable void. Continue reading In Honour of David Lazarevic

Spring Cèilidh

A BIG THANK YOU!! The Board, the Events Committee and all the volunteers of the Finnish Scottish Society would like to thank all of the guests who came along to the Spring Cèilidh last night and made it such a great night. A very big thank you also goes out to the Helsinki Ceilidh Band, Helsinki Pipes and Drums, Chucky and Jim for the evening’s fantastic music and dancing, and to the kitchen crew and volunteers for the delicious food, setting up, decorating, serving, cleaning and all the rest. We’d also like to say a big thank you to all … Continue reading Spring Cèilidh

In Honour of Tiina

So, this year has finally seen the return of large in-person Finnish Scottish Society events. It’s great to see everyone again, and it’s also starting to feel like the good old pre-Covid days again. Unfortunately, there is one very noticeable difference. Tragically, we lost our good friend and one of our “crew” with the passing of Tiina-Maaria Laihi in April 2022, at the age of 34. As well as being our friend and the partner of Daryl (one of our founding members, organisers, and former treasurer), Tiina was also one of the founding members and organisers of this Society. Many … Continue reading In Honour of Tiina