Our Annual Anniversary Burns Supper

Our Anniversary Suppers are held in the Lochardil House Hotel, Stratherrick Road, Inverness, IV2 4LF on the Friday nearest to the 25th January each year  - the birth date of Burns in 1759.

 

Our 2019 Anniversary Supper was held on Friday 25th January, 2019 at the Lochardil House Hotel.


Cost of membership is £5.00. Anyone not on our mailing list who would like to attend should contact club treasurer, Fiona Larg at fionalarg@aol.com

 

The speakers for 2019 were:

  • The Immortal Memory : Iain Harkins

  • Toast to the Lasses : Charlie Gaskin

  • Reply to the Toast to the Lasses : Gill Buchanan-Shaw

2019 Annual Supper

Back Row from left : Bill Hamilton (Piper), Neil Anderson (Hon Secretary), Charlie Gaskin (Toast tae the Lasses), Iain Gordon (President), Iain Harkins (Immortal Memory), Clifford Parr (Past President).

Front Row:- Fiona Larg, (Hon Treasurer), Gill Buchanan-Shaw (Reply frae the Lasses), Helen Carmichael (Provost of Inverness), Jean Harkins, Lisa Buchanan.

Sheila Bruce being presented with her medal as an Honorary Member of the Club by President Hugh Grant in 2018

“And cut you up wi ready slight…”   

Bill Hamilton addressing the haggis in 2016

Anniversary Supper Report 2018

 

Iain A Gordon returned from Australia to deliver a first class Immortal Memory with depth and a musical element. This was backed up by a humorous delivery by Trevor Nicol of “The Toast to The Lasses” ably matched by the reply given by Sasha Devine.

 

The raffle raised £300 and the donated prizes offered a wide range of choices for the participants.

 

Sheila Bruce on the piano accompanied Ian Douglas in a splendid delivery of favourite Burns Songs. Her quality on the keyboard made her all the more deserving of the award of a medal in recognition of her reliable services over 40 years in accompanying our singers. She was very happy to receive this.

 

This year the Club supported the Adult Burns Competition in the Inverness Music Festival although there were no children’s Burns entries. The Adult entries were of an excellent quality and both our Ians featured as prize winners.

Glen Stewart, Hon Secretary

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