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

Burns Nicht

A guid Burns Nicht tae ane an’ a’ fae the Finnish Scots Associe! “My curse upon your venom’d stang, That shoots my tortur’d gums alang, An’ thro’ my lug gies mony a twang, Wi’ gnawing vengeance, Tearing my nerves wi’ bitter pang, Like racking engines!   When fevers burn, or argues freezes, Rheumatics gnaw, or colics squeezes, Our neibor’s sympathy can ease us, Wi’ pitying moan; But thee-thou hell o’ a’ diseases- Aye mocks our groan.   Adown my beard the slavers trickle I throw the wee stools o’er the mickle, While round the fire the giglets keckle, To see … Continue reading Burns Nicht