Hearty tartan party lifts spirits in Glasgow

14/09/2018 09:00
David McLoed, Scottish Section Chair and Emily Lowther from Energetics

By Kelly France, IGEM Communications & Engagement Coordinator

The IGEM Scottish Section hosted its Annual Dinner Dance, on 14 September, at Glasgow’s the Double Tree Hilton.

Guests were welcomed to the event with a drinks reception and an opening address from Scottish Section Chair David McLeod. This was followed by grace, delivered by committee member Ben Clarke, and a three course meal with wine.

The charity raffle helped to raise over £1,300 for veterans charity Erskine, which cares for over 800 residents each year. Their homes provide Scottish veterans with long-term medical care, support and companionship.

Raffle prizes included a helicopter ride for two, a signed rugby ball, afternoon tea and a selection of fine wines and spirits. Thank you to everyone who donated a prize and to the guests who entered the raffle.

The evening concluded with attendees dancing the night away to the sounds of Ocean Drive, a duo who played contemporary and classic pop hits. Late night revellers then headed to the hotel bar for a wee dram and to continue networking with industry colleagues.

A huge thank you to the main event sponsor SGN, table sponsors Steer Energy, Armstrong Fluid Technology, Energetics, PM Projen, and to our members and guests who helped to make it a memorable evening.

Special thanks goes to Scottish Section committee member Sheila Lauchlan, who organised another fantastic evening on behalf of the Section and IGEM.

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