Newton Stewart Rotary Club held it’s annual Burns Supper on Thursday evening at the Bruce Hotel where a company of around 40 Rotary members and friends enjoyed an evening of fine food and excellent conversation.
The haggis was piped in by Nathan Paterson and addressed with panache by Charlotte Bennie. An erudite Immortal Memory was delivered by Dr Jim Anderson, who focused on the loves, life and turbulent political times of the Bard.
Ronnie Irving toasted the lassies with humour conceding that men knew their place in the grand scheme of things. Jane Pitcher replied with a degree of subtlety that men would indeed struggle without their womanfolk. Allan Marshall gave a comprehensive vote of thanks. The evening ended with Norma McKeand playing a medley of Burn’s songs and a stirring rendition of Auld Lang Syne sung by the entire company.