Sunday, 18 January 2009


MSP Aileen Campbell.

SNP MSP Aileen Campbell is urging her fellow MSPs and people across Scotland to take part in an attempt for the largest worldwide toast.
South of Scotland MSP Aileen Campbell who will be hosting her own Burns Supper to take part in the world record attempt is encouraging members to spread the word around Scotland for the “Worldwide Toast to Robert Burns”
From this weekend people can register their Toast to Burns to build a worldwide total – then on 25th January there will be an attempt to break the World Record for a simultaneous toast at 9pm (GMT).
Ms Campbell said:
“Across Scotland people will be hosting and attending Burns Suppers over the next few weeks. In this year of Homecoming there will be many celebrations of Burns.

“It would be an extra special tribute if the toast to the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns on the 250th anniversary of his birth could become the world’s largest simultaneous toast.

“The world record is a big challenge but one I am sure people in Scotland and around the world will rise too.
“I’d urge everyone to make sure their suppers are registered for the Worldwide Toast and that anyone holding their Burns Supper on Burns Night raises a glass to toast the immortal memory of Robert Burns at exactly 9pm.
“The toast doesn’t have to take place at a Burns Supper, it just needs to be at 9pm on 25th January so wherever you plan to be you can arrange to take part. Whatever you are doing at 9pm next Sunday - stop and raise a glass to Robert Burns.

“There are some rules for the world record attempt but with 462,572 people holding the current record I would urge everyone to check the rules, to take part and to make sure the Immortal Memory in the year of Homecoming is the worlds largest simultaneous toast.”

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