Chartered ICES Burns Club Supper 2018

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Date(s) - 25/01/2018
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Westerwood Hotel


Club 2226 on the Federal Roll of the Robert Burns World Federation

Date:- Thursday 25 January 2018

Venue:- The Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld

Cost to guests / Dress Code

  • £495 incl VAT for table of 8 guests
  • £60 incl VAT for individual tickets
  • All ticket enquiries to Heather McGinty @
  • Dress Code:- This is not a black tie event

Running Order

  • Arrival Drinks, Carrick Suite (5.30pm)
  • Entrance of Guests (6.30pm)
  • Piping in of top table: Greg Stewart (6.45pm sharp)
  • Welcome: Director of Ceremonies, Andy Cameron
  • The Selkirk Grace: Andy Cameron
  • Burns Supper (first course)
  • Piping in the Haggis: Greg Stewart
  • Address to the Haggis: Andy Cameron
  • Burns Supper (resumption)
  • Exordium: Andy Cameron
  • The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns: Eric Davidson (followed by Burns Toast)
  • Interval
  • The Lassies: John O’Neill
  • A Skirl o’ the Pipes: Greg Stewart
  • Networking until close, Carrick Suite
  • Carriages


  • Scottish Smoked Salmon, prawn Marie Rose & cucumber jelly
  • Haggis Neeps & Tattie Stack, whisky sauce
  • Roast Breast of Highland Chicken, Stornoway back pudding, fondant potato & roasted root vegetables
  • Traditional Scottish Cranachan, served with a raspberry coulis

Guest Speakers

Andrew Cameron MBE

Andrew Cameron MBE is the director of ceremonies for the evening. Andy is a Scottish comedian, television and radio broadcaster. He entered show business when he was 32, initially working in clubs. In 1975 he came second in New Faces leading to several appearances on variety shows such as Live at Her Majesty’s with Jimmy Tarbuck and Tarby and Friends. He is probably best known for writing and performing the football anthem ‘Ally’s Tartan Army’ for the Scotland national football team’s appearance at the 1978 World Cup. It went to number six in the UK Singles chart and led to two appearances on Top of the Pops in 1978.

Eric Davidson

Eric is recognised as one of Scotland’s finest After Dinner Speakers, Comedians and Speech Writers. He was raised in that Cultural Cul De Sac, the Creme de la Skimmed Milk of all Scottish mining villages, Newtongrange, eight miles south of Edinburgh. Even at the tender age of 11, Eric loved the stage. His Stylophone rendition of Chuck Berry’s ‘My Ding-A-Ling’ took the Newtongrange Church Opportunity Knocks competition by storm. In his teens he tried Ventriloquism, but ended up too heavy for the guy’s knee! After a spell at thrashing a drum kit around for a local Punk Rock band, Eric started writing and performing comic Poetry around the Clubs and Bars of Edinburgh and Glasgow. In 2003 Eric started performing on the busy Scottish After Dinner Circuit. He has performed across the length and breadth of Scotland and the UK, picking up several After Dinner Speaking awards along the way and sharing Top Tables with major politicians, sporting greats and many Television personalities.

John O’Neill

John O’Neill has been married for 30 plus years and he and his wife Elaine live in their self-built house in Pathhead, Midlothian. Their Daughter Debbie has a Doctorate in Psychology and she firmly claims that her father remains her most mysterious case. John’s career in purchasing within the construction industry has taken him to the Chairmanship of the Scottish Group of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply and he is currently Senior Buyer with a well known house building company. A golfer in the summer, John changes his allegiance in winter to his beloved sport of curling. He is a Past President of Duddingston Curling Club, one of the world’s oldest curling clubs, the club famous for writing the original rules of curling. Also a Past President of the Lighthouse Club, a charity assisting injured or disadvantaged people connected to the construction industry, John has, through his popular Annual Dinner spot, developed a style of delivery, which is often compared to that of the late, great Chic Murray. Perhaps no accident, as he remains John’s number one comedy idol. The ‘deadpan’ face has become John’s trademark and with his dry wit and unique brand of humour, John is a popular choice for a wide range of events from large corporate dinners to golf days and sporting lunches.  John is also in great demand as a Burns speaker. He has delivered his thoughtful ‘Immortal Memory’ and his hilarious ‘Toast to the Lassies’ at numerous Burns suppers all over the UK. John’s philosophy in life is ‘Live and Let Laugh’ and audiences far and wide are finding out why.

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