OR­GAN­I­SA­TIONS It’s friends re­united at meet­ing of Burns club

Full house for event

East Kilbride News - - NEWS - Colin Pater­son

It was a wel­come re­turn to Kil­bryde Burns Club for one of the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s long-stand­ing friends this month.

Club pres­i­dent John Hain­ing kicked the evening off with some hi­lar­i­ous tales of his ca­reer in Strath­clyde Po­lice be­fore in­tro­duc­ing Jimmy Law.

Mr Law is long-time pres­i­dent of the Poosie Nan­sies Burns Club in Skel­mor­lie, North Ayr­shire and en­ter­tained mem­bers with a tour of Scot­land with verse and anec­dotes.

The high­lights were a hi­lar­i­ous ren­di­tion of Old Lochgelly, a poem about the leather tawse, and a cou­ple of W D Cocker po­ems.

A num­ber of his Poosie Nan­sie mem­bers came along to en­joy the evening and they were among an au­di­ence en­ter­tained by Jim King who played a se­lec­tion of Scot­tish tunes on the ac­cor­dion.

Af­ter the tea break, Kil­bryde club mem­ber May Lob­ban re­cited an­other W D Cocker poem be­fore Mr Law launched into the sec­ond half of his pre­sen­ta­tion.

Har­vey Lit­tle­john de­liv­ered a fit­ting vote of thanks with the evening be­ing brought to a close by the com­pany singing Auld Lang Syne ac­com­pa­nied once again by Mr King on the ac­cor­dion.

The evening was re­garded a tremen­dous suc­cess with the pav­il­ion full to burst­ing.

Kil­bryde Burns Club meets on the first Mon­day of ev­ery month from Oc­to­ber through to April.

A club spokesper­son said: “The next meet­ing on Mon­day, De­cem­ber 3 will wel­come Cameron Goodall from Ed­in­burgh, who will pro­pose a toast to Scot­land.

“Hav­ing been en­ter­tained by Cammy be­fore, we look for­ward to an in­ter­est­ing and in­for­ma­tive evening. Vis­i­tors will be wel­come.”

Any­one in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing club meet­ings should con­tact sec­re­tary Pa­tri­cia Les­lie on (01355) 235189.

Wel­come re­turn Kil­bryde Burns Club pres­i­dent John Hain­ing with Jimmy Law

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