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Why Ruth Davidson knows all about lokshen after Burns supper

Scottish Tory leader is a guest at Glasgow celebration

    Ruth Davidson with the Rubins, Paul Morron and Ken Gerber
    Ruth Davidson with the Rubins, Paul Morron and Ken Gerber

    Ruth Davidson’s vocabulary has increased after the Scottish Tory leader was among a sell-out crowd of 240 at a Burns supper at Glasgow’s Giffnock Synagogue.

    Ms Davidson delivered the immortal memory — a tribute to Burns — and chatted to many of the guests.

    “She was very sociable,” said Michael Clerck, who organised the event with Jeffrey and Susan Bradman.

    “But she didn’t have the opportunity not to be as people kept coming up to her.”

    And seated at the table of Rabbi Moshe Rubin, she picked up some new words.

    Tweeting about the “enjoyable evening”, Ms Davidson said she had not known that words like pupik [navel] and lokshen existed. “Now I don’t know what I did without them.”

    Guests also included the local MP and MSP, respectively Paul Masterton and Jackson Carlaw, and a group of international students from Glasgow and Edinburgh universities.

    Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed last year’s Burns event at Giffnock.

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