Chartered ICES Burns Club Supper 2018

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

Location
Westerwood Hotel

Categories


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 @ hmcginty@cices.org
  • 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: Sheriff Lindsay Wood
  • A Skirl o’ the Pipes: Greg Stewart
  • Networking until close, Carrick Suite
  • Carriages

Menu

  • 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.

Sheriff Lindsay Wood

A highly entertaining and popular speaker on the after dinner circuit with a wealth of material and the ability to make the audience laugh. Sheriff Lindsay Wood has acquired a reputation as a humorous after-dinner speaker with a wealth of fascinating legal anecdotes. He has spoken at functions for many top companies, leading football clubs, sporting organisations and various societies. He draws on an extensive legal background he began his legal career as a solicitor in Arbroath – and is renowned for his ready-wit and entertaining stories about his experiences. Appointed to the bench in Glasgow in 2003, Sheriff Wood now deals with the wide and varied challenges of Europe’s largest Court including the specialist Drug Court. Prior to that he was a solicitor for 25 years, and later became managing partner of a large legal practice with 25 partners and 350 staff. He was a part time Sheriff, served on the Law Society Council and sat on various tribunals and charitable organisations. Currently he is an ambassador for a Glasgow Hospice and sits on the Council of the Sheriffs’ Association. His interests include his family, football, keep fit, music, travel, reading and maintaining a sense of humour. His style makes him a popular choice as an after-dinner speaker at most types of events including corporate functions and sporting, charity, and professional dinners.

 

 

 

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