Gather your clan

Getting ready for a good old fashioned Scots celebration are the Haggis Protection Society members (from left) Sam Cadden, Ray O'Brien, Murdo Ross, James Lindsay and Christian Macfarlane.

The newly formed group is putting on a Scottish Ceilidh at the University of Otago Union Hall from 7.30pm to 11pm on Saturday, June 26.

Co-organiser Christian McFarlane said ceilidh means gathering and he encouraged families to come along. Dressing up in formal kilts was not compulsory, instead the night was a casual "big barn dance" filled with fun.

There would be music from the Little Green Ceilidh Band and caller Gary Elkford, of Christchurch, would lead traditional dances that were easy for everybody to learn regardless of skill.

"The point is it’s a fun gathering where everyone’s involved," Mr Macfarlane said.

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