Scottish Day at Baku Higher Oil School

Scottish Day at Baku Higher Oil School

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 30

Trend:

Scottish Day dedicated to the 258th Anniversary of worldwide-known Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns was held at Baku Higher Oil School (BHOS). Officials from SOCAR, representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in Azerbaijan and international companies operating in the country attended the event. Its program included Scottish songs and dances as well as performances by BHOS students.

Welcoming the guests, Rector of the Higher School Elmar Gasimov noted that cooperation between Azerbaijan and Great Britain would continue to develop for the mutual benefit of the two countries.

As he informed, according to a bilateral agreement between BHOS and Heriot-Watt University (HWU) the Scottish Day for the first time is celebrated at the Higher School.

Also for the first time, Azerbaijani Day will be celebrated at HWU in Edinburgh on May 28 this year.

“In his poetry, Burns drew inspiration from Scottish history, traditions and folklore literature and, thus, won popular affections,” Gasimov said while speaking about Robert Burns’ works. “It is the cultural wealth that unites every nation, and every person shall cherish their moral and spiritual values.”

Deputy Head of Mission of the UK Embassy to Azerbaijan Stephen McCormick emphasized that Azerbaijan and Great Britain are tied by close political, economic and cultural relations.

BP-Azerbaijan Communications, External Affairs, Strategy and Region Vice President Bakhtiyar Aslanbayli, BP-Azerbaijan ACG Global Projects Organization Vice President Cathal Kelly, and Education and Society Manager the British Council Office in Azerbaijan also spoke about long-term strong cooperation between two countries.

They emphasized that such events help young people better understand importance of learning their and other people’s cultural and historical heritage.

The celebration continued with demonstration of a documentary about Scotland. Then the Higher School students Narmin Bakhishli and Gurban Gurbanov recited well known Farewell To Eliza and A Red, Red Rose poems by Robert Burns, BHOS students Lala Mammadova, Fidan Guliyeva and Aytaj Iskandarova sang Scottish folk-songs, and members of the Baku Caledonian Society performed Scottish country dances. At the end, Caledonian Society’s representative Innes Moir showed bagpipes performance.

Robert Burns is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland and is celebrated worldwide. He started writing poems when he was 14 years old. Robert Burns is the best known of the poets who have written in the Scots language, and is regarded as a pioneer of the Romantic movement. His influence has long been strong on Scottish literature, and in 2009 Robert Burns was chosen as the greatest Scot by the Scottish public in a vote run by Scottish television channel STV. Burns Night is celebrated on Burns's birthday, 25 January, with Burns suppers around the world.

According to the bilateral agreement between the Baku Higher Oil School and Heriot-Watt University on Bachelor degree programs, Petroleum Engineering and Chemical Engineering education programs at BHOS are based on the HWU curricula. First specialists with Bachelor degree will graduate from BHOS in 2017. Also this year, Higher School will commence Master degree programs.

Volume of loans issued to Azerbaijan's public organizations decrease
Volume of loans issued to Azerbaijan's public organizations decrease
Razi Co. among top three Iranian insurance companies - CEO
Razi Co. among top three Iranian insurance companies - CEO
OPEN NET internet project to continue in Georgia - PM
OPEN NET internet project to continue in Georgia - PM
Loading Bars
Latest
Volume of loans issued to Azerbaijan's public organizations decrease
Iran-Switzerland trade depends on JCPOA talks- official
Razi Co. among top three Iranian insurance companies - CEO
OPEN NET internet project to continue in Georgia - PM
It is Armenia that violates internationally recognized borders of Azerbaijan - MFA
Azerbaijan's 4M2021 inflation rate disclosed
Britain to treble tree planting by 2024 to fight climate change
Switzerland sees potential in strengthening co-op with Azerbaijan in energy field
Argentina's COVID-19 death toll exceeds 70,000
Israel hits Hamas politburo leader’s house in Gaza
Turkey registers 11,472 new COVID-19 cases
SpaceX launches rocket with 54 satellites
Brazil reports 2,087 more COVID-19 deaths
France hits target of 20 mln first COVID-19 vaccinations: PM
Air raid sirens go off, explosions heard in Tel Aviv
9 missing in Indonesia's boat accident
IS claims responsibility for Kabul mosque attack
More than 677,000 COVID-19 infections detected worldwide over past 24 hours
Chamber of Commerce hopes Iran's trade to improve as COVID-19 spread declines
Iran to hold conference on electrical engineering
Weekly review of Azerbaijani oil market
Uzbekistan to restore air communication with Saudi Arabia
Georgian Parliament Speaker to pay official visit to Brussels
Britain reports 2,027 new COVID-19 cases, seven deaths
Emergency session of OIC to be held on May 16 at Turkey’s initiative, Ankara says
Turkey aims to create electric vehicle market
Uzbekistan imported more than 200 million liters of gasoline in Jan-Apr 2021
Iranian, Spanish FMs exchange views on economic, trade coop.
Kazakh, Polish, Ukrainian and Arabian airlines to resume flights to Batumi
All international airlines halt air service with Israel
IDF confirms its strike on Gaza building after advance warning to civilians
Azerbaijani and Tajik FMs discuss situation on Azerbaijani-Armenian border
Fitch Ratings forecasts inflation rate in Azerbaijan for 2021-22
Nordwind launches direct flights from St. Petersburg to Baku from May 18
US ambassador to Azerbaijan, USAID director meet with Azerbaijani MP
Shooting occurred on border with Iran, two Azerbaijani border guards were killed
Suez Canal starts dredging work to extend double lane
At least 2,300 missiles fired at Israel from Gaza Strip since May 10
Africa's COVID-19 cases pass 4.67 mln: Africa CDC
Turkish Airlines resumes flights to Azerbaijan's Ganja (PHOTO)
Azerbaijan shares data on number of vaccinated citizens for May 15
France's import value of Turkish cement rises
Azerbaijan confirms 377 more COVID-19 cases, 1,318 recoveries
Azerbaijan's government budget deficit to narrow in 2021-2022 - Fitch Ratings
Azerbaijan's olive oil company entering Russian market
Turkey's revenues from exporting electrical goods to France increase
Fitch Ratings anticipates Azerbaijan's GDP growth in 2021
Value of Georgia's import of Turkish clothes grows
China's import value of Turkish electrical goods up in 4M2021
Turkey unveils number of ships docking at Tuzla port in 1Q2021
French import of grains from Turkey rises in value
Fitch predicts growth in foreign direct investments in Azerbaijan
U.S. requires inspections for wire failure on Boeing 737 Classic planes
Azerbaijani oil prices rebound
Iran hoping to overcome 4-th peak of COVID-19
Iran worried about blackouts due to cryptocurrency mining at homes
Georgia increases exports of beer
Kazakhstan's import value of Turkish electrical goods disclosed
Kazakhstan’s postal operator to engage repair services via tender
Kazakh energy company opens tender for buying isolators
Uzbekistan's import value of Turkish electrical goods notably up
Walmart says fully vaccinated employees can go without masks starting Tuesday
Azerbaijani president, first lady visit secondary school No 1 and Saint Elisæus Jotaari Church in Nij settlement, Gabala (PHOTO)
Georgia reports 1,576 new cases of COVID-19
Iran hopes to start exporting gas if Vienna talks are successful
Iran's 4M2021 import of Turkish grains doubles in value
Turkey reveals 1Q2021 volume of cargo shipment via Trabzon port
Value of Turkish cement export to Germany rises
EBRD to back development renewable energy projects in Georgia
Azerbaijani president, first lady attend opening ceremony of Gabala Railway Station and Laki station - Gabala single-track railway (PHOTO)
Azerbaijani president, first lady attend opening ceremony of new bridge over Bum River, road to Bum settlement after renovation (PHOTO)
Azerbaijani president, first lady visit Albanian Church of Blessed Virgin Mary in Nij settlement, Gabala (PHOTO)
Azerbaijani president, first lady arrive in Gabala district (PHOTO)
Iran inaugurating more projects in Chabahar port
Romania’s Romgaz lowers natural gas output q-o-q
No provocative actions against Russian peacekeepers noted in Karabakh - MoD
Casualties due to landmines in Azerbaijani liberated territories addressed at online conference
India: Modi releases 8th instalment of PM-KISAN benefits
Fitch revises outlook on Azerbaijan's IDR
Armed forces spearhead India’s Covid battle
UN Secretary-General counts on cooperation with Russia in supporting peace and stability
Romgaz’s investments turn out to be 39% less than planned
Spain logged hottest year on record in 2020
Romgaz sees over 7% decrease in Q1 2021 revenues
Khari Bulbul festival in Azerbaijan's Shusha became message to the world - MP
TAP AG joins other partners to submit White Dragon for IPCEI status
UAE urges Mideast ceasefire, offers condolences to all victims
Vienna Energy Research Group talks Iran's capacity in oil production, int'l oil sales
Iran to invest in Afghanistan's infrastructure projects
Petrochemical revenues to become less volatile, says McKinsey & Co.
Tickets for UEFA EURO 2020 matches in Baku up on sale (PHOTO)
Georgia’s subsistence minimum up
Azerbaijan to have two routes to Turkey within BTK corridor
Europe has right conditions for "safe reopening" of tourism in summer - EU Commissioner
Georgian-Lithuanian co-op facilitates freight transport between China, Europe - Ministry
Jan.-Apr. 2021: Georgian wine export up 15%
Demand for domestic tourism on the rise in Kazakhstan
Some 300 applicants register for Presidential elections in İran
Turkey’s 87 tech zones exports reach $5.8 billion
China's probe lands on Mars
All news