Wigtown Burns Club met for their annual dinner in the golf clubhouse last Friday night to honour the Bard.
The chairman for the night was Jim McColm and the bill o’ fare consisted of the traditional menu of cock-a-leekie soup, haggis wi’ neeps and tatties, scotch trifle, oatcakes and cheese and tea, coffee or shortbread.
The haggis was piped in by Jamie Thomson, escorted by Ian Montgomerie and Neil Cluckie and addressed by Norman Hughes.
Stuart Houston gave the Immortal Memory and the singer was D Cameron, accompanied by J Bradley.
After the toast to the Queen and the chairman’s remarks, ‘The Star of Rabbie Burns’ was sang by the company. Then came the Immortal Memory, followed by a toast by the chairman to ‘our guest’. The reply from Lex Muir was by way of a recitation. The next toast was ‘town, trade and agriculture’ proposed by J Gorman and replied to by William Saunders.
After another entertaining recitation from Lex Muir came the toast to the lassies by F Carson and a suitable reply was given by Charles Service. The last toast from I Montgomerie was to ‘chairman, artistes, host and hostess’ before the singing of ‘auld lang syne’ brought the evening to a close.