Dear ladies and gentlemen,

The British Bulgarian Business Association and Avendi have the pleasure to invite you to one of the most sophisticated events in Sofia's social calendar for the second consecutive year! Join us in celebrating the Scottish national day and heritage over a glass or two of whisky, special gala dinner, traditional Scottish bagpipes and dances. Meet and network with fellow members and partners while wearing your fancy outfit.  You are highly encouraged to bring a plus one.

When: 2 December, Saturday, 7:00 pm 

Where: Sofia Balkan Palace

Dress code: Black tie  

Participation fee: Members: 180 BGN per person 

Non-members: 250 BGN per person 

(includes three-course meal and whisky tasting or glass of wine) *

World renowned bartenders will mix special whisky cocktails for your welcome drink and a surprise secret host will take care for the good mood all night. 

You will have the amazing opportunity to see authentic Scottish bagpiper, dancers and band who flew specially for the event all the way from Glasgow. You will also have the chance to learn how to do their dance moves! 

A silent auction will take place at the event where you will have the chance to win special prize.

The event will support a charity cause that will be to promote the well-being of people accommodated in the Nursing home for Adults with Dementia in Kazanlak. You can learn more about the cause here and support it furthermore. 

Altogether it is going to be an event not to be missed!

Latha Naomh Anndra sona dhut! Happy St. Andrew's Day!


About our exceptional bartenders: 

Svetoslav Chochev has worked in prestigious bars and restaurants across London such as Aqua Shard and GÔNG Bar at the Shangri-la the Shard. He has participated in some of the biggest bartending competitions and qualified as a runner-up finalist for Back to the Roots 2019 and was also one of the UK finalists for Beluga Signature 2020 cocktail competition. Currently, he is the Diageo Brand Ambassador for Bulgaria and has been chosen as a finalist for the Best Mixologist Award 2024 by Bar Magazine UK.


Pavel Pamukchiev has been working as a bartender for over 15 years. In 2018 he had the great opportunity to win the local final of the most prestigious competition for bartenders and to represent Bulgaria at the global finals, where he ranked our country in the top 20 best in the whole world. A year earlier in 2017 he combined the two things he likes to do the most - traveling and making cocktails and founded the first ever caravan cocktail bar "Travel Cocktails". Over the past 5 years, it has had successful partnerships with brands such as Bulleit Bourbon, Johnnie Walker, Hennessy and serves dozens of festivals throughout Bulgaria, mixing signature cocktails prepared with high-quality alcohol and seasonal ingredients.

About the whisky: 

You will have the chance to taste 3 exquisite whiskies by Singleton. Just to spark your interest with one- you will be able to try Singleton 15 YO from which there are only a few bottles in Bulgaria! More about that whisky here. We will keep the rest a surprise. 

About the band: 

The Ian Muir Scottish Dance Band is one of the most popular ceilidh bands in Scotland. Ian has crafted his talents from a boy of 8 years old and became a professional musician at the age of sixteen. His music has taken him to the four corners of the UK and indeed globally to the USA, Middle East as well as all over Europe. Alba music award winner – Scottish Dance Band of the Year 2010/11. Ian is best known for his Ceilidh dance music but is equally at home performing solo in concerts and with other members of his band playing for Scottish Country dancing. Ian is a senior tutor at the prestigious Royal Conservatoire of Scotland in Glasgow.

* All prices include VAT

This event is now fully booked! 


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Important Information:

Please note that participation in this event requires a fee: 180 BGN per person for BBBA Members, and 250 BGN per person for non-members. 
All prices include VAT and will receive an invoice. 
No payments on the spot will be allowed, so please pay via Paysera no later than 29 November. Cancellations are accepted no later than 25 November.