The Rotary Club of Girvan held their annual Burns Supper on January 24 in the very convivial atmosphere of the Royal Hotel Girvan.
After a fine meal of cock-a-leekie soup, haggis, neeps and tatties and steak pie, followed by trimblin’ tam and then coffee and cheese and biscuits, a splendid evening of Burns entertainment was had.
The programme was as follows: The haggis was piped in and addressed by Jim Crawford, and Bill McDowall rendered the Selkirk Grace, Chairman was President Jim Anderson, who also gave a very thoughtful and factual account of A year in the life of Robert Burns.
Jim was thanked by Andrew Ballantyne. The Lassies were then suitably toasted in humour and sincerity by Mr Crawford and a reply ably given by our only lady member, Willemina Paterson.
Findlay Mills provided a very humorous Toast to Drouthy Cronies, which was replied to in his own inimitable way by John Douglas.
Thanks tae yin an’ a’ was proposed by Ron Gibson. Accompanist to the communal singing of Burns songs was Mr Crawford and the evening was rounded off with the singing of Auld Lang Syne by the company.