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The Glengoyne Auld Enemy Dinner 2015
By Yvonne Granger
Posted on: 11 February 2015
Excitement is mounting for the Glengoyne Auld Enemy Dinner 2015, which will be the fourth instalment of what is traditionally one of the most eagerly-anticipated evenings in the Scottish rugby calendar, as past legends of the game from both sides of the border discuss and reminisce on one of sport’s greatest rivalries.
The excitement that has been generated by the appointment of Vern Cotter as Scotland’s new Head Coach, coupled with the performances of his team in the past few months, means that this year’s RBS 6 Nations fixture at Twickenham on Saturday March 14 will be as keenly contested as ever in a match-up dating back to 1871.
The Glengoyne Auld Enemy Dinner may be in its infancy in comparison but it lacks nothing in terms of entertainment and can boast some of the game’s biggest names in what always turns into a stellar evening.
First staged at The Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh in 2012, followed by events at The Dorchester in London in 2013 and then back to The Balmoral last year, the dinner is held on the eve of the Calcutta Cup match and attracts hundreds of guests who all get the chance to listen to and meet the men that have created so many wonderful memories on either side. Sponsored by Glengoyne Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, the Auld Enemy Dinner offers superb fare, beautiful surroundings and a wealth of accomplished speakers to make for an occasion that forever lives in the memory. Equally important is the amount of money raised as a result of the night, with over £80,000 having been raised thus far to boost the coffers of some wonderful charities.
This year’s event promises to be as spectacular as its three predecessors and will focus on coaches and captains of past Calcutta Cup battles, of which there are almost too many to mention.
The Glengoyne Auld Enemy Dinner is this year being held at the Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London on the eve of the Calcutta Cup, Friday 13th March 2015. Tickets are still available and those interested should visit www.theauldenemy.co.uk