The Inverness Burns Club
Click Here for photos of our 2023 Anniversary Supper.
Our 2024 Annual Supper is being held on Friday 26th January in Inverness Golf Club.
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 2023 AGM was held on Tuesday 11th April 2023 at Inverness Golf Club. One of the main items of business was the election of office bearers.
2. Our 2023 Anniversary Supper was held on 27th January 2023 at Inverness Golf Club. Members and guests sat down to an entertaining evening, where we were exceedingly well looked after by the staff of the Golf Club. This was the first time we had held our annual supper there and we're sure it won't be the last.
3. Our 2024 Anniversary Supper will be held once again at Inverness Golf Club on Friday 26th January. Watch this space for more details.
Sadly Past President Cliff Sim passed away on 5th September 2022. He was a well respected local figure and renowned Burnsian. Cliff was a retired Clydesdale Bank Business Banking Manager. Our thoughts are with Alison and family at this sad time. Cliff was Club President in 2008-10 and again in 2020-21.
KING Charles III paraphrased Robert Burns during an address to the Scottish Parliament on 12th September 2022.
Following a special Motion of Condolence at Holyrood, where the leaders of the parties shared their memories of the Queen, the King used the Burns poem Epitaph on my own Friend to illustrate his mother’s life of service.
He said: “If I might paraphrase the words of the great Robert Burns, my dear mother was ‘the friend of man, the friend of truth, the friend of age and guide of youth. Few hearts like her’s with virtue warmed, few heads with knowledge so informed.'”
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.”