Celebration time for the national bard
Kirkhill Bowling Club celebrated the life of the national bard earlier this month as they sat down to toast him at their Burns Supper.
Eighty-two guests attended the club’s annual gathering to enjoy the works of Robert Burns on January 14.
The evening began with the traditional introduction of the top table and address to the haggis, with piper Dave Young leading in the haggis bearer Jack Leonard and Kenny Wilson.
Bridgeton Burns club member Kenny did his usual fantastic job by organising speakers, the band, the programmes and menus, as well as making sure things ran smoothly on the night.
A fine four-course meal, supplied by Cambuslang caterer Willie MacAllum, was well received by all and Ronnie Wilson, Kirkhill’s greens and building convener, organised the table settings and the tickets. Sam Maxwell was applauded for a similar job organising bar refreshments.
The speakers were described by club president John O’Brien as immense and he went on to compliment Ian Glennie for delivering a great rendition of Immortal Memory.
Andy McMillan was a revelation by delivering his Toast to the Lassies and was well matched by Kay Firth in her reply. The final presentation was a faultless recitation of Tam o’Shanter by local man Bill Anderson.
The band, Hair O the Dug, were superb, mixing gentle love songs with rousing community singing.
Bill Bell gave another humorous and precise vote of thanks before the last song, Auld Lang Syne, closed a great night at Kirkhill Bowling Club.
In tune Hair O the Dug were a hit on the night
Poems Kay Firth replies for the Lassies
Burns Supper Andy Mcmillan gives a Toast to the Lassies
To the Bard Ian Glennie delivered a fine Immortal Memory
Speaker Bill Anderson recites Tam o’ Shanter
Club president John O’Brien says grace