Scottish Night by Zoom - Jim Arthur's 'Tartan Tammie'
A successful 'Tartan Tammie' Scottish Night was held on 28th January 2021. Over 35 members and guests joined in and to give a truly Scottish flavour several sported a Tartan Tammy and most wore something tartan.
On Thursday 28 January Rotary Club of Rothesay held their Scottish Night ‘Tartan Tammy’ Zoom meeting. Over 35 members and guests joined in and to give a truly Scottish flavour several sported a Tartan Tammy and most wore something tartan.
President Georgeann Martin opened the Zoom with the Selkirk Grace - many had their Haggis Neeps an’ Tatties prepared and ready to enjoy during the proceedings. The Haggis was piped in by Pipe Major Neil Gillies and the Address to the Haggis was given by Douglas Lindsay ......with both gusto and a flourishing of the dirk! Fiona Shaw and Meg Young each sang several beautiful melodies including My Love is Like a Red Red Rose and Ye Banks and Braes by Fiona and The Dark Island and Ae Fond Kiss by Meg.
In giving the Toast to Scotland Jim Findlay made several parallels between Burns philosophy in his writings and some contemporary issues .....in particular the environment and how Scotland is rising to the challenge of Climate Change. Jim commented that “Burns would most certainly have been a Champion of Renewable Energy .....a field in which Scotland is leading the way!”
Stewart Shaw gave the Vote of Thanks and bouquets were presented to Fiona and Meg. It was agreed by all that the prize for the best Tartan Tammy should go to Jim Arthur whose magnificent tartan head attire, bedecked with plumes and strings of pearls, originated from Nepal. The meeting concluded with a recording of Kenneth McKellar singing The Star o’ Rabbie Burns and all then joined together to sing Auld Lang Syne.
President Georgeann commented “This was a great evening which lifted our spirits and shows what can be done with video conferencing technology. In Rotary we’ve missed getting together face to face during our usual meetings and I was surprised how well we were all able to enjoy the evening ......and the opportunity for a social chat. And it was just as well the singing of Auld Lang Syne wasn’t recorded .....all of us trying to sing in unison on Zoom produced a sound like none other!”