Burns Supper fun for society

Members enjoyed a successful eveing at the BanCar Hotel, Lonmay.
Members enjoyed a successful eveing at the BanCar Hotel, Lonmay.

The Buchan Heritage Society celebrated its annual Burns Supper at the Bancar HotelLonmay, recently with members, guests and friends.

Bill Inglis from Strichen said the Selkirk grace which was followed by a first-rate meal.

Gordon Casely from Crathes very enthusiastically addressed the haggis having been piped in by Amy McRobbie with serving wench Marlene Lowe.

An excellent Immortal Memory was delivered by Jim Brown MBE from Fettercairn, which was humorous, wide ranging and informed and very much enjoyed by everyone.

Husband and wife Wilma and Ian Forsyth from Mintlaw did an excellent toast and reply to and from the lassies with Wilma having the last word.

John and Liz Slaven from Longside were responsible for the musical entertainment with superb fiddling from John while Liz accompanied on piano.

Liz then sang some beautiful Burns songs accompanied by Gordon Hay.

There was something different from Malcolm Whyte from Mintlaw who recited Tam O’ Shanter with slide illustrations as the story unfolded and also related an Ian Middleton favourite.

John Farquhar from Strichen provided a comprehensive vote of thanks bringing a very successful evening to a close.