The Shanghai Scottish Club was originally founded in 1868, and reached its height in the 1920’s when it was the sporting centrepiece of the international community in Shanghai organising golf, cricket football and rugby events in the city.
Disbanded in 1942 during the second world war, a handful of Shanghai based like minded Scots including Continuum CEO Craig MacKenzie set about reviving the activities of the club in early 2012. Several events have taken place in the last year with perhaps the most ambitious being the recent Burns Supper at the Shanghai city centre Mariott hotel – held of course on the 25th January.
Aside from the more established Burns supper activities like the “address to the haggis” and the “toast to and reply from the lassies” the event included a bit of theatre, through a rendition of Tam O’ Shanter, wholesome Scottish food and drink, plenty of dancing, and even an auction with some wonderful prizes donated by the events many corporate sponsors.
The event was voted and all round success by the international community and received widespread media coverage across the city –