Robert Burns World Federtion Conference 2014
President Jim Thomson & IPP Jane Brown

I would like to thank all the members, friends and partners of the Robert Burns World Federation for all the messages of support and congratulations since becoming President. I have been moved and surprised by the amount of good will and generous support that has been shown to me since the Inaugural Dinner on 13 September.

The whole Conference weekend was very well received by delegates and I cannot emphasise enough how grateful I am on a personal basis to Irvine Burns Club, Irvine Lasses Burns Club and North Ayrshire Council. The feedback on 2014 Conference has been almost universally positive and we are already beginning to get enquiries for 2015 at Peebles from members. Many people contributed to our success in Irvine and once again the friendship and fellowship that our movement is so proud of shone through once again.

The coming year has many challenges for the Federation but I can assure all our members that the Board of Directors, our CEO and I will ensure that we grasp every opportunity to continue the promotion of Robert Burns and all things Scottish.