Burns club supper date

Carrick Burns Club in its 119th year holds its annual Burns Supper in Malin Court Maidens on Saturday, January 21, at 6.30pm for 7pm.

Chairman for the evening will be the Rev Jim Guthrie and the Immortal Memory will be proposed by Angus Middleton of Skelmorlie.

Angus is Past President of The Robert Burns World Federation, Past President of The Ayrshire Association of Burns Clubs and Past President of the West Kilbride Burns Club.

He is also a member of Mauchline Burns Club & Skelmorlie Poosie Nansies Burns Club and a past winner of The Tam o’ Shanter Competition.

The toast to the Lassies will be proposed by Gordon McKinlay, of Ayr, and the reply will be in the capable hands of Margaret Nicol, of Girvan.

Carrick’s toast to My Scotland will be proposed by Gareth Cheeseman, who is Historic Scotland’s Events and Interpretation Manager based in Edinburgh.

The final toast of the evening to The Jolly Beggars will be proposed by farmer, writer and broadcaster Rog Wood, of Sanquhar in Dumfriesshire.

Recitations will be delivered by Stuart McKinlay, of Ayr, and Carrick’s resident singer and accompanist, Willie Stewart, of Dundonald, will be in charge of musical presentations.

Anyone interested in attending should contact treasurer Campbell Crawford on 01465 713335, or secretary Denis W. Reid on 01465 712628.