58th Anniversary


R Roger

List of Toasts Proposed

I. The Queen, The Prince of Wales and Royal Family and Both Houses of Parliament

The Chairman

Song. "My love is like a red red rose"

Mr Mitchell

II. The Army, Navy and Reserved Forces

Mr Cochrane

Mr McCosh replied for the Volunteers


Song. "Rule Britannia"

Mr Cameron

III. Scotland's Immortal Bard

The Chairman

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

Mr Thomson

Song. "Corn Rigs"

Mr Cameron

IV. The Memory of Jean Armour

The Croupier

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

Mr Mitchell

Song. "Mary Morrison"

Mr Thomson

V. Dramatic Literature and Shakespeare

Mr Morrison

Song. "Drinking Drams"

Dr Kerr

VI. Sir Walter Scott

Mr Brown

Song. "The Captive Huntsman"

Mr Mitchell

Song. "Loudon's bonnie woods and braes"

Mr Cameron

VII. Deceased Members

Dr Blair

Song. "A wee drappie o't"

Mr Logan

VIII. Modern Science and its Practical Application

Capt Paton

Song. "The Pilgrim Fathers"

Mr Cameron

Song. "Kate O'Brien"

Mr Willison

IX. American Poets with Longfellow

Mr Gray

Song. "The Village Blacksmith"

Mr Thomson

X. The Land O'Cakes

Mr Blair

in original verse

Song. "Ca' the ewes to the Knowes"

Mr Thomson

Song. "The Meeting of the Waters"

Mr Cameron

XI. Modern Novelists

Mr Logan

Song. "Tom Bowling"

Mr Cameron

XII. The Song Writers

Mr Howie

Song. "Gloomy winter's noo awa'"

Mr Cameron

XIII. The Biographers of Burns

Mr A Patrick

Song. "Willie brewed a peck o' maut"

Mr Thomson

XIV. The Press

Mr Kirkhope

Song. "Hieland Whiskey's strong"

Dr Kerr

XV. Young Members

The Chairman


Mr Kirkhope

Song. "The Wearing of the Green"

Mr Willison

XVI. Health of Mr McKie

Dr Blair

Mr Mckie made a most characteristic reply


After the usual complimentary Toasts of the "Chairman" and "Croupier", "Auld Lang Syne" brought the proceedings to a close. 


Members Present

Robert Roger, Grocer (Chairman)

Alexander Comrie, Inspector (Croupier)

David Brown, Printer

Captain Paton of Hillend

Dr Kerr, H M Inspector of Schools

William Logan, Schoolmaster

Dr Blair

J M McCosh, Solicitor

Alexander Willison , Manufacturer

John Fulton, Manufacturer

James McKie, Publisher, Kilmarnock

Thomas Cochrane, Merchant

John Howie, Manufacturer, Braehead

Archibald Blair, Insurance Manager, Glasgow

Walter Morrison, Teacher

William Thomson, Ironmonger

Robert Gray, Teacher, Glengarnock

James Deans, Teacher, Kersland Barony

William Mitchell, Precentor, West Church

Daniel Cameron, Contractor, Cumnock

Thomas Craig, Merchant

John Paton, "Mine Host" of the Turf

New Members

Robert Fulton, Writer

George Kirkhope, Writer

24 Members