Saturday’s Burns Nicht Supper at the Harbor View Hotel was one of the best attended in years, with close to 120 people turning out.

“We haven’t hit 100 in a long time,” said Colin Ewing, who, along with his brother Steve and more than a dozen other Islanders on the board of the Scottish Society of Martha’s Vineyard, helps produce the annual event honoring poet Robert Burns.

Scottish dress was not required, but many men in clan kilts, complete with furry sporrans and Prince Charlie jackets, squired women adorned in tartan scarves and shawls.

When it came time for the traditional procession of the Haggis — a sheep’s stomach stuffed with oat groats and offal — more than a dozen kilted men solemnly followed bagiper Jamie Douglas and Harbor View executive chef Richard Doucette, who carried the revered dish into the dining room.

Before its presentation, in what is apparently a Vineyard custom, the haggis had been blessed by Edgartown harbor master Charles Blair. Asked what blessing a haggis involved, Mr. Blair replied succinctly, “Courage. Also, bravery.”

David Rhoderick delivered Burns’s Ode Tae a Haggis with an admirable Scottish burr and comic flair, often addressing the dish directly.

The centerpiece of the evening, The Immortal Memory and Toast to Robert Burns, was recited by David Roy, a guest from Scotland, with humor and authenticity.

The Internationally Acclaimed Scottish Society Singers, directed by Philip Dietterich, presented a musical tribute to the Bard and there were many singalongs during the evening as well, interspersed by toasts both serious and mirthful.

This year marked the 31st Burns Nicht for the Scottish Society of Martha’s Vineyard. The event originated in Scotland near the end of the 18th century, when friends of the poet gathered in his memory. It is held internationally on or near his birthdate, Jan. 25.