Burns Supper

Thu 28th January 2016 at 6.45 pm - 9.30 pm

Raffle - David Batty. Reception - Jim Mculloch / Ed Kelly.

Rotary Club of South Queensferry Burns Supper

We held our Burns Supper on Thursday 28th January 2016, in the Newliston Arms, 78 Main Street, Kirkliston EH29 9EB.

The price per person was £15 which included a three course meal, followed by tea or coffee. The evening's entertainment and speakers were provided by our Club members.


Address to the Haggis - Alistair Rarity 

Selkirk Grace - Drew Graham

Immortal Memory - Gordon McInally 

Songs - Norman Watson

Tam O' Shanter - Robbie Brechin      

Toast to the Lassies - Enrico Prentice  

Reply to the toast to the Lasses - Morag McCallum

On Thursday 28th January the Rotary Club of South Queensferry held a splendid Burns Supper in the Newliston Arms, Kirkliston.  Rotarian Alistair Rarity opened proceedings with the Address to the Haggis and Drew Graham gave the Selkirk Grace. Following the meal, burns enthusiast Robbie Brechin, captivated his audience with some spirited poetic renderings. A witty and thoughtful Immortal Memory was given by Gordon McInally. Norman Watson sang a number of delightful Burns songs throughout the evening. Enrico Prentice proposed the Toast to the Lassies. Morag McCallum replied on behalf of the lassies after another poetic rendering by Robbie Brechin. The evening was rounded off by a final song from Norman Watson and the entire company sang Auld Land Syne. In her vote of thanks, President Kate Gibb emphasised the importance of the social aspect of Rotary which had been so well demonstrated by the thoroughly enjoyable evening. She thanked all of the participants for their sterling efforts and Liz Mackenzie, Social Events Convenor, for organising the event.