On Saturday 3 November 2018, over 100 people attended the BHS 70th Anniversary Dinner at Airth Castle, Stirling.
The evening consisted of a pre-dinner drinks reception followed by an excellent 3 course meal. Sarah-Jayne Bowers (BHS Scotland Chair) welcomed everybody, gave a very enlightening talk about the BHS and how we can all reflect on what the BHS has done for us all as members and carried out the official cutting of the cake. Patrick Print FBHS and Professor Derek Knottenbelt provided excellent talks between the courses to keep the guests entertained. A fun game of Irish/Stand Up bingo followed the dinner, prior to an excellent talk by Peter Shaw. Peter’s talk was one of the best speeches in a long time – sensitive, funny and emotional at times. Peter certainly captured what is going on in the horse world at present. Following Peter’s talk, various BHS Scotland awards were presented followed by the raffle.
In terms of fundraising on the evening – the Irish Bingo raised £224 and the raffle raised a fabulous £1009 so well done everybody who supported this night.
Thank you to everybody for supporting this event, to our fabulous speakers (especially to Peter Shaw who travelled from Australia for the event), to everybody who donated raffle prizes, to all award winners and to Airth Castle for such a fantastic venue and great service during the evening.
This evening was a perfect way in which to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the British Horse Society.