A statement by the BHC said the Day is set aside for the feast day of Saint Andrew celebrated on November 30, each year in Scotland as an official national day, noting that The day is evident of Ghana-Scotland relationship dating several years back which has resulted in collaborations in oil and gas and services sectors.
It said last two years, 23 Scottish oil and gas companies visited Ghana with some of them established locally. They are Weir Minerals, MISS, Intervention Rentals, Dominion, Enermech and Global Energy.
The statement said nine Scottish oil and gas companies visited Ghana last week to explore opportunities available, and look for local representatives, qualified distributors, agents, partners and clients in the oil and gas sector.
It said with more than 40 years experience in the oil and gas sector, Scotland remained Europes second largest producer of offshore natural gas and could boast of a very strong oil and gas supply chain with almost 2000 Scottish service and supply companies active in over 100 countries throughout the world.
The statement added that through the Caledonian Society of Ghana, Scottish nationals had been supporting various charities since its establishment in Ghana in 1920.
The Saint Andrews ball has been one of the Caledonian Society of Ghanas major annual highlights where they raise funds to support various charities.
Over the years several key personalities including Ghanas fist President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah have attended the ball, the statement added.
It stated that this year, Scottish nationals raised GHÂ¢ 20,000 in cash and a donation of three patient monitors valued at GHÂ¢ 30,000 for Ghanaian Charity.
The statement announced that the money and equipment would be given to Chance for Children, a Non-Governmental Organisation committed to the well being of street children in Ghana and the Post Operation Recovery Room at the Burns and Reconstructive Centre of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.