Now going into its 11th year, CBBC’s Chinese Burns Supper, in partnership with the Confucius Institute for Scotland in the University of Edinburgh, has become a permanent fixture in the China-Scotland business calendar. 

The event featured a fusion of Burns Night traditions with those of Chinese New Year as a backdrop for black-tie networking for the China-Scotland business and educational community. Guests were treated to a dynamic programme of entertainment – ringing in the Year of the Dragon in style - with the customary Address to a Haggis, a ‘Bian Lian’ (Face Changing) Dance, a poetry recital of Earl of the River by Consul General Zhang Biao and Richard Lochhead MSP, and a Dragon Dance, amongst other performances. 

Funds were raised to support The Eric Liddell 100 (EL100): a programme of events and activities to recognise and celebrate the life, sporting, and community service achievements of Eric Liddell. It is being planned around 2024, the centenary of his historic success at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris.

The Awards were generously supported and made possible by our Partners and Sponsors: The Confucius Institute for Scotland at The University of Edinburgh; Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office; Scottish Enterprise; Scottish Development International; Heriot-Watt University; Diageo; Invest Hong Kong; Moutai China; Time Machine + Folks; Kinloch Anderson; Glencairn Crystal Studio Ltd; and Harris and Lewis Smokehouse.


The full list of Nominees for each Award category is as follows:

Marketing Campaign of the Year

ESG Champion of the Year

Professional Advisory of the Year

Scottish Corporate in Hong Kong 2024

Chinese Corporate of the Year

Dragon Award for Pioneering Spirit

Educational Partnership of the Year


View photos from the event here

Watch the 'Address to a Haggis' video recording here


Further Enquiries: 

For further enquiries about the Awards please contact James.Brodie@cbbc.org.