Jolly beggars hold annual Burns Supper

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DAILLY Jolly Beggars Burns Club held their annual supper – their best for many years – which saw one man realise a lifelong dream of reciting Burns.

Chairman Neil Gillon welcomed all, the haggis was piped in by Jimmy Wilson, carried in by David Howie and was toasted by Henry Shields, over from Canada to realise a life-long dream of reciting Burns at a traditional Burns Supper.

To end a perfect evening for Henry, he delivered a poem written by himself in Burns’ style, much to the amusement of all.

Ewan Macaskill recited the Selkirk grace and Liz Gillon and her staff served up an excellent meal.

Robbie Duncan gave a humorous and thought- provoking immortal memory, with Andrew Hamilton thanking him for his excellent memory.

With Jim Law on the piano, Davie Anderson singing and playing the guitar and Kenny Ross singing solo with all joining in, everyone enjoyed the musical fare on offer.

The ever-popular Lassies and its reply was humorously delivered by Jack Ramsey and Dailly’s own “The Doc”, Dr Brian Scobie, The Twa Dugs and Tam O’Shanter were impeccably recited by Wullie Horne, all the way from Edinburgh,

Joining Wullie on his journey was Gordon Kidd, who recited one of the best Holy Wullies Prayer’s heard in Dailly community centre. He also delivered and excellent toast, My Scotland.

Neil McMillan and his staff from the Central Bar kept the company suitably refreshed and the evening was rounded up with the vote of thanks to all concerned by Mathew Scobie. The evening closed with the usual rendition of Auld Lang Syne.