Rotary Club host annual Burns supper

Members of the Rotary Club are pictured during their Burns Supper.

Members of the Rotary Club are pictured during their Burns Supper.

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Brechin Rotary held their annual Burns Supper last week with an evening that was both historical and at times hysterical.

Two volumes of Burns poems from 1858 were passed around the company and there was a great deal of jovial banter throughout.

Young Gregor O’Neill piped in the haggis and the Selkirk Grace was given by Stanley Callaghan. Dave Howson, who organised the event, addressed the haggis with gusto.

David Myles gave a scholarly and amusing Immortal Memory, before we were entertained with songs from Margaret Hutchison, accompanied by John Gove.

Ian McFatridge toasted the lasses, suggesting men were the romantic ones but handicapped by deficiencies in communication.

Frances Urquhart agreed with that, then offered a female version of Tam O’Shanter, in which Tam’s long suffering wife left him for Canada!

It was an annual voyage of discovery for Paul Roberts, originally from Doncaster, who chaired the evening and gave a hearty vote of thanks to all who had participated.