The Inverness Burns Club
Click Here for photos of our 2020 Anniversary Supper.
Our 2021 AGM was held via Zoom on Tuesday 23rd March, and we have a new
To mark our 70th anniversary, the guest of honour at our 2019 Anniversary Supper was Mrs Helen Carmichael, Provost of the City of Inverness.
About The Inverness Burns Club
The Inverness Burns Club was formed in 1949 as a club which was
“…..made up of people interested in the works of Robert Burns and in Scottish literature.” and ”….in the Burgh of Inverness”
Inverness (from the Gaelic : Inbhir Nis meaning “Mouth of the Ness”) is regarded as the capital of the Highlands and is the administrative centre of the Highland Council. Inverness gained “City” status in 2001 when the Royal Burgh of Inverness became the City of Inverness.
The 18th century Battle of Culloden which inspired Burns to song and poem took place on nearby Drumossie Moor.
1. Our 2021 AGM was held virtually via Zoom on Tuesday 23rd March 2021 at 8.05pm. We have a new President, David Henderson.
2. Our 2022 Anniversary Supper was cancelled. This is the second year we have missed since inauguration in 1949 but national rules, venue difficulties and, above all, the risk to the health of our members left cancellation as our only prudent option. We are hoping we will be able to hold our next Supper in January 2023. Watch this space for details...
Sadly Past President Cliff Parr passed away on 7th March 2022. He was a well respected local figure and renowned Burnsian. His funeral service is being held in the funeral home of William T Fraser and Son on Tuesday 22nd March. The service will be live streamed for those unable to attend in person.
On 25th January 2018 Norwegian Airlines announced that they would be placing Burns' name and image on the tail fin of one of their aircraft. To reflect Norwegian’s rapid growth in the UK, where it now flies 5 million UK passengers each year to more than 50 destinations, the airline is planning a series of UK tail fin heroes. Robert Burns will become Norwegian’s sixth UK tail fin hero and first Scottish hero, following the announcement of rock legend Freddie Mercury, footballer Bobby Moore, children’s authorRoald Dahl, pioneering pilot Amy Johnson, author Jane Austen and aviation maverick Sir Freddie Laker.
Instituted 1949 Federation No. 691
About the visit of Burns to Inverness
The Inverness Connection with Robert Burns
In a letter of 7th February 1787 to David Erskine, Earl of Buchan, Burns stated his wish to travel around Scotland: “Your Lordship touches the darling chord of my heart when you advise me to fire my Muse at Scottish story and Scottish scenes. I wish for nothing more than to make a leisurely Pilgrimage through my native country; to sit and muse on those oce hard-contended fields where Caledonia, rejoicing, saw her bloody lion borne through broken ranks to victory and fame; and catching the inspiration, to pour the deathless Names in Song.”