Successful Burns supper for Malin Court

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The Friends of Malin 18th Annual Burns Supper was held on Friday 17th January at Malin Court, Maidens. The Malin Court team under the supervision of Chef Iain Costine and Restaurant Manager Natalie Rodger, provided and served excellent traditional fare.

Chairman for the evening was Rev Owain Jones who in inimitable fashion created exactly the right mood and scene for the speakers with his humour and ready wit.

Rachael Roxburgh and Morgan Thomson from Maidens Primary School set the scene for a fine evening by delivering a superb Address to the Haggis. The ovation this Address received was well deserved and it further proved that the Malin Burns Supper tradition of encouraging youth to participate in this way is well founded. Rachael and Morgan’s performance reflected great credit on their families and their school.

Entertainer David Sibbald proposed an excellent “Immortal Memory” with humour and a tremendous ability to focus on the man, his attributes, and tremendous contribution to the history and culture of Scotland. This was a superb tribute to our National Bard.

Past President at Law Society of Scotland, Lawyer, and multi- talented broadcaster Austin Lafferty performed the “Toast to the Lassies” in his own witty, perceptive, style, drawing on personal experiences not always totally complementary to the subjects of his Toast. Stand up artiste Jojo Sutherland excelled in her unique and individually fashioned reply which more than put Austin’s gas at a peep.

Wendy-Anne Duncan’s wonderful singing enthralled the audience and was superbly complemented by pianist, and accompanist throughout the evening, Andrew Nicol. Liam Rodger performed the piping duties and Ian McGregor led community singing.

The vote of thanks was proposed by Douglas Clow and the evening closed with those present resolving “To meet again some ither nicht” to once again pay tribute to the Bard.