Culinary event to celebrate Chirnside’s famous philosopher

Everyone has heard of the national culinary event - the Burns Supper - to celebrate Scotland’s most famous bard, Rabbie Burns.

Along similar lines, a group of enthusiasts in Chirnside, aim to initiate another special culinary event to celebrate Scotland’s most famous philosopher - David Hume.

As a follow up to the David Hume Tercentennial Celebration which was staged last year, the Chirnside David Hume Group are holding the first David Hume Dinner to commemorate David Hume’s birthday on Saturday, May 5, in Chirnside Hall Hotel.

This special event will consist of a three course ‘18th Century dinner’ with a glass of claret (David Hume’s favourite tipple).

There will also be a selection of short readings from David Hume’s writings and an extract from Dr Jo Clifford’s acclaimed play, ‘The Tree of Knowledge’, recently performed at the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh.

The cost of the evening will be £25 per head and vegetarians will be catered for with advanced notice.

The evening will start at 6pm to allow time for a game of backgammon for those interested to learn this popular 18th century game which was one of David Hume’s favourite pastimes.

Dinner with short readings and speeches will follow and there will be after dinner drinks in the lounge where guests will be entertained with excerpts from ‘The Tree of Knowledge’.

The evening will finish at approximately 10.30pm. Tickets are now available from Annette Scobie on 01890 818769 or email: annette.scobie@hotmail.co.uk.