51st Anniversary


J Frew

List of Toasts Proposed

I. The Queen; Prince of Wales and other Members of the Royal Family; Army, Navy and Volunteers; and Both Houses of Parliament

The Chairman

Songs. "God save the Queen" and "Rule Britannia"

Mr Cameron

Song. "Naebody kens ye"

Mr Mitchell

Song. " Widow Malone"

Mr Kerr

II. The Memory of Burns

The Chairman

Song. "Corn Rigs"

Mr Cameron

Song. "Braes o' Ballochmyle"

Mr Mitchell

III. The Memory of Jean Armour and the Descendants of the Poet

Mr Croupier

Song. "Willie brewed a peck o' maut"

Mr Logan

IV. Deceased Members, with the Memory of Hugh Morris

Mr Stirrat

Song. "The Lancashire Lad" (in the Lancashire dialect)

Mr Kerr

V. Shakespeare

Mr Logan

Song. "Land o' Cakes Forever"

Mr Mitchell

VI. Sir Walter Scott

Mr Comrie

Song. "A wee drappie o't"

Mr Kerr

Song. "Macgregor's Gathering"

Mr Mitchell

VII. The Land o' Cakes, with James Whyte

Capt Paton

Song. "Loudon's bonnie woods and braes"

Mr Cameron

VIII. Modern English Poets, with Tennyson

Mr Kerr

Song. "The Lass o' Richmond Hill"

Mr Logan

Song. "Gloomy Winter's noo awa'"

Mr Cameron

Humourous Mock Highland Sermon "On the Introduction of the use of Spectacles into the Christian Church"

Mr Kerr

IX. The Biographers of Burns, with Mr McKie

Mr McCosh

Song. "O Nannie, wilt thou gang wi' me?"

Mr Mitchell

Song. "Thou bonnie wood o' Craigielea"

Mr Hamilton

X. Living Song Writers

Dr Blair

Song. "The Lass o' Gowrie"

Mr Loudon

Song. "John Peel"

Mr Logan

XI. Agricultural Interests, with D Longwill

Mr Brown

Song. "Thunder Blunder"

Jas Whyte

XII. Young Member

The Chairman


Mr Theophilus Paton

Song. "The Cameron Men"

Mr Mitchell

XIII. The Press, with Mr McKim

Mr Aitken

Humorous Song. "The Cocksparrow's Love"

Mr Kerr

XIV. Mine Host and Success to the New Turf

Mr Brown

"The President" and "The Croupier", with the singing of "Auld Lang Syne" brought a happy meeting to a close.




Members Present

John S Frew, Blair Iron Works, Chairman, whose poetical effusions have already graced these "Records"

James McKie, Kilmarnock, Croupier

David Brown, Printer

Dr Blair

Dr Sloan

James Stirrat

James McCosh, Writer

A B Aitken, Carsehead

John Young, Jeweller, Glasgow

Capt Paton, Hillend

John Kerr, Church, Accrington, Lancashire,

Alexander Comrie, Inspector

William Logan, Teacher

Allan Loudon

Daniel Cameron, Contractor, Lugar

William Mitchell, Den

James Whyte, Kilwinning

John Paton, Turf Inn

David Longwill, Hawhill

William Hamilton, Coatbridge

Mr McKim, Bridgend Mill

New Member

Theophilus Paton, Swinlees

22 Members