Burns Night

Kirkcudbright Rotary Burns Supper

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Kirkcudbright Rotary Burns Supper


Recently in the Selkirk Arms Hotel, the life and works of Robert Burns were celebrated by the Rotary Club of Kirkcudbright on the occasion of their annual Burns Supper.  Piper Jim White led the Top Table to their seats before later piping in the haggis. A musical introduction to the Bard featured two talented Kirkcudbright Academy pupils, Erin Findlay performing a piano recital and Faith Mackintosh singing. In a break from tradition, Jean McKnight then delivered an amusing alternative version of the Selkirk Grace before the meal commenced to be served. As the evening progressed, Club members and guests were enthralled by the energetic and enthusiastic Address to the Haggis on the part of S3 Academy pupil, Ben Durham followed by a wide-ranging, informative and witty Immortal Memory given by Sandy Henry.  Mike Duguid, Past President of the Robert Burns World Federation, recited To a Mouse, with the Toast to the Lassies thereafter being proposed by Gordon Cowan and responded to by Anne Halliday.  Finally, Paul ConnorsVote of Thanks was warmly received by the audience.


Photograph – left to right: Jean McKnight; Club President, Alex Kinnell; Sandy Henry; Gordon Cowan; Anne Halliday; Ben Durham, and Mike Duguid.