56th Anniversary


A Aitken

List of Toasts Proposed

I. The Queen, The Prince of Wales and Royal Family

The Chairman

"God Save the Queen"

The Company

Song. "The Good Rhine Wine"

Mr Thomson

II. The Army, Navy and Volunteers and Both Houses of Parliament

The Chairman

Song. "Rule Britannia"

Mr Mitchell

III. The Memory of Burns

The Chairman

Song. "There was a Lad was born in Kyle"

Mr Thomson

Song. "Corn Rigs"

Mr Cameron

Song. "Treasures of the Deep"

Mr Hogg

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

The Croupier

Song. "O' a' the airts the wind can blaw"

Mr Mitchell

Song. "The Flowers of the Forest"

Mr Thomson

V. The Biographers of Burns

Mr McKie

Song. "Scots wha hae"

Mr Thomson

Song. "Pilgrim Fathers"

Mr Cameron

VI. The Memory of Campbell

In proposing the toast, Mr Logan recited "The Downfall of Poland", "The Battle of the Baltic" and "Hohenlinden"

Mr Logan

Song. "Last May a braw wooer"

Mr Mitchell

VII. The Deceased Novelists, with Sir Walter Scott

Mr Aitken

Song. "Tom Bowling"

Mr Cameron

VIII. The Land o' Cakes

Mr Willison

Song. "Auld Scotland, I love thee"

Mr Mitchell

IX. The Historians

Mr Roger

Song. "The Slave Ship"

Mr Thomson

X. The Song Writers

Mr Comrie

XI. The Industrial and Commercial Interests

Mr Fulton

Song. "Thunder Blunder"

Mr White

XII. The Press

Mr Howie

Song. "Willie brewed a peck o' maut"

Mr Mitchell

Song. "Tell me if you can, Sir"

Mr Hogg

XIII. Deceased Members

Capt Paton

Song. "I set the bell a-ringing"

Mr Gray

Song. "Gloomy winter's noo awa'"

Mr Cameron

XIV. Irish Poets with Goldsmith

Mr Morrison

Song. "The Meeting of the Waters"

Mr Cameron

XV. The Health of Mr McKie

Mr Aitken

Song. "Kate O'Brien"

Mr Willison

Song. "Simon the Cellarer"

Mr Thomson


The concluding Toasts of the "Chairman" and the "Croupier" with the singing of "Auld Langsyne" brought the

Meeting to a close.  


Members Present

Andrew Aitken, Ryeside Mills (Chairman)

Dr Blair (Croupier)

Captain Paton of Hillend

Alex Willison , Bridgend Mills

Thomas Cochrane, Merchant

James White,Kilwinning

John Howie, Braehead

Alexander Comrie, Inspector

William Logan, Schoolmaster

Robert Roger, Grocer

William Thomson, Ironmonger

Robert Gray, Teacher, Glengarnock

William Mitchell, Precentor in West Church

James Deans, Teacher, Kersland Barony School

Andrew Hogg, Teacher, Burnside School

Walter Morrison, Teacher, Townend School

James McKie, Publisher, Kilmarnock

Andrew Patrick, Johnstone

David Brown, Printer

James M McCosh, Banker

Daniel Cameron, Contractor, Auchinleck

Thomas Craig, Merchant

John Fulton, Bridgend Mills

John Paton, "Mine Host" of the Turf

24 Members