Burns Supper celebrations at Brechin Rotary Club

Pictured are, from left, back - David Myles, Gregor O'Neill, Graeme, Janice Whittick, David Vernon and Stanley Callaghan: front - Bruce Robertson, Jim Houston, Ceitidh Smith and Steve Dempsey.
Pictured are, from left, back - David Myles, Gregor O'Neill, Graeme, Janice Whittick, David Vernon and Stanley Callaghan: front - Bruce Robertson, Jim Houston, Ceitidh Smith and Steve Dempsey.

Brechin Rotary Club held its Burns Supper last week at the Caledonian Hotel when President Jim Houston presided over the tribute to the Bard.

Bruce Robertson gave the Selkirk Grace and was followed by David Myles with the address to the Haggis, which had been piped in expertly by Gregor O’Neill.

The club were extremely fortunate to have Ceitidh Smith, who hails from the Kyle of Lochalsh, entertaining the company with some exquisite singing in both Scots and Gaelic. Stanley Callaghan delivered the Immortal Memory, exploring new angles of the life and behaviour the Bard.

This led to Steve Dempsey’s rather irreverent Toast to the Lassies with Janice Whittick more than equal to the task of replying on behalf of the fairer sex.

David Vernon helped to conclude a most enjoyable evening leading the questionable talents of the Brechin Rotary Club choir with a few of Burns’s songs.

A spokesman for the club said: “We were pleased to have so many guests to enjoy the evening along with the ancient, trusty, drouthy cronies of Brechin Rotary Club. The members and their guests would also like to thank Graeme the chef for providing his usual high standard of food, which helped to make this the most enjoyable Burns supper they had attended in many a year.”