Club supper gets another thumbs-up
Whiteadder Burns Club held its AGM and Burns Supper on February 6 in the refurbished Chirnside Development Trust Hall.
This was much appreciated by members, who expressed their delight at being back in the Allanton vicinity.
Entertainment was excellent, with chairman John Marjoribanks presiding.
The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns was proposed by Prof Graeme Small, of Durham University. Toast to the Lassies was by Ian Buick. Toast to the club was by Jimmy Jamieson. Toast to the chairman was by vice-chairman Grant Lees.
Special greetings were conveyed by Bobby Kane, president of the Robert Burns World Federation, who was attending his first Borders Supper.
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Bob Tait performed Tam O’Shanter, and Peter Craig performed Holy Willie’s Prayer. Accompanist was Walter Hay. The Poddlies, James Tarvit and John Purvis, performed Grace. The piper was Andrew Ainslie. Entertainers included Alistair Lindsay, Ronnie Simpson and Murray Henderson.
Catering was provided by Marie Freeburn, with bar facilities by Donald Moffat.
Honorary president Walter Robertson gave the evening a big thumbs up, but expressed his desire for the club to return to Allanton.