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Whitecraigs Golf Club Burns Supper

On Friday 9th January around 80 people gathered at The Whitecraigs Golf Club in the south side of Glasgow and had the distinctive honour of hosting the first Burns Supper under the new format devised by John Cairney. The evening commenced with the Selkirk Grace by the club Captain, David Kirkwood, followed by the Piping […]

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Mauchline Parish Church Appeal

Mauchline Parish Church – Charity No. SC007714 Mauchline in Ayrshire was home to Robert Burns and has had a church on site since the 12th Century, originally established by monks from Melrose Abbey. The previous church was used by the Burns family, and the bard himself was a regular visitor, often on the Cutty Stool, […]

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Largs Cronies’ President’s Halloween Dinner 2014

LARGS CRONIES’ PRESIDENT’S HALLOWEEN DINNER 2014 On Thursday 23rd October 2014, Eileen Doris Bremner, daughter of the founder president of Largs Cronies Burns Club, Dan Doris, was the guest speaker at Largs Cronies’ annual President’s Halloween Dinner held at the Village Inn, Fairlie. Eileen, a former producer with Grampian Television, told the audience that her […]

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Medicine Hat Burns Club – Jolly Beggars Banquet

On Saturday the 27th September the members of the Medicine Hat Burns Club hosted their sixth “Jolly Beggars Banquet” at the Cypress Club in Medicine Hat, Alberta. It was a splendid affair with some sparkling entertainment, recitations and presentations by members and guests – all ably kept to order by Club President Mike Duffy and […]

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Fauldhouse & Crofthead Address the Haggis Competition

On Friday the Tenth October the Fauldhouse & Crofthead Burns Club held their first Annual Competition dedicated to the Address to the Haggis. President John Campbell was delighted to to welcome a total of Eight competitors, who after registration were invited to Address The “Beastie”, with each competitor delivering their own interpretation of this World […]

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Dunedin Scottish Festival Report (by Bruce Spittle)

Attached report on the Dunedin Scottish Festival as submitted by Bruce Spittle, Secretary of Dunedin Burns Club. What an amazing few days were had by all who attended with such a well-packed schedule. Enjoy the read! The Dunedin Scottish Festival: celebrating Dunedin’s links with Scotland and Robert Burns was held from Sunday 31 August to […]

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Covington Mains Commemoration

Lanarkshire Association of Burns Clubs Covington Mains Commemoration 6 July 2014 Lanarkshire Association of Burns Club gathered at the Covington Mains Cairn near Thankerton for their annual commemoration. Despite earlier heavy showers, the sun shone during the short ceremony. Patricia Leslie, LABC president began by welcoming the special guests from RBWF- Alison Tait, Jim Thomson, […]

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Ahrensfelde Burns Supper

“We are planning a Burns Supper in Ahrensfelde,” Jörg-Arno Zilch informed me towards the end of last year. “Do you think Bill Strachan would like to come and participate?” That’s how it all began! Jessie and I, along with Bill and Alma Strachan from Glencoe, flew to Berlin on Burns weekend – memorable for a […]

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Award for Anne Gaw

At its Annual Celebration on 24th January 2013, Irvine Burns Club presented Anne Gaw with an Honorary Membership in recogniton of her work for the Burns movement. Anne is a Founder Member of Irvine Lasses Burns Club, and a Past President of the Ayrshire Association of Burns and the Robert Burns World Federation. Anne held […]

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