60th Anniversary


R Gray

List of Toasts Proposed

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

The Chairman

II. The Army, Navy and Reserve Forces

Mr John Howie

Song. "Rule Britannia"

Mr Cameron

Song. "England shall rule the wave"

Mr Mitchell

III. The Immortal Memory of Burns

The Chairman

Text of the Chairman's Toast

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

Mr Mitchell

Song. "Corn rigs"

Mr Cameron

IV. The Memory of Jean Armour

The Croupier

Song. "O' a' the airts"

Mr Thomson

Song. "The bonnie Lass of Ballochmyle"

Mr Mitchell

V. The Deceased Members, with the Memory of Capt Paton

Mr Brown

Song. "This cronie o' mine"

Mr G Willison

Song. "A wee drappie o' it"

Mr Logan

VI. Dramatic Literature and Shakespeare

Mr Aitken

Song. "The Raft"

Mr Thomson

VII. The Deceased Novelists, with Scott

Dr Blair

Song. "Macgregor's Gathering"

Mr Aitken

Song. "Loudon's bonnie woods and braes"

Mr Cameron

VIII. The British Humourists, with Thomas Hood

Mr McCartney

Recitation. "Sally Brown"

Mr Millar

IX. The American Poets

Mr Comrie

Song. "The Village Blacksmith"

Mr Thomson

X. Our Historians

Mr Morrison

Song. "Home, sweet Home"

Mr Cameron

XI. The Land o' Cakes

Mr McKie

Song. "O Scotland I love thee"

Mr Mitchell

XII. Our Song-Writers

Mr Logan

Song. "Gloomy winter's noo awa'"

Mr Cameron

XIII. The Memory of Thomas Campbell

Mr Fulton

Humorous Stories, illustrating the humour of different nationalities

Mr McCartney

XIV. Biographers of Burns

Mr Roger

Song. "Willie brewed a peck o' maut"

Mr Thomson

XV. The Young Members

The Chairman

During the course of the evening, a telegram was received from the Kilmarnock Burns Club in the following terms:

"We wish you all a joyful meeting;
Then surely you'll be your pint-stoup,
And surely, I'll be mine,
We'll drink to Scotland's glorious Bard,
For auld Lang-Syne."

The following was the reply sent:

"And here's to them that like oursel'
Can push about the jorum,
And here's to them that wish us well,
May a' that's guid watch o'er them." 


Members Present

Robert Gray, Teacher, Glengarnock (Chairman)

George Kirkhope, Writer (Croupier)

Robert Roger, Grocer

William Logan, Schoolmaster

Dr Blair

David Brown, Printer

John Fulton, Manufacturer

Thomas Cochrane, Merchant

John Howie, Manufacturer, Braehead

William Millar, Manufacturer, Glasgow

William N. Macartney, Merchant, Glasgow

James M McCosh, Writer

Walter Morrison, Teacher

William Thomson, Ironmonger

Alexander Comrie, Inspector

William Mitchell, Precentor, West Church

Daniel Cameron, Contractor, Cumnock

John Paton, "Mine Host" of the Turf

James McKie, Publisher, Kilmarnock

Andrew Aitken, Manufacturer

Alexander Willison, Worsted Spinner

Dugald Paton, Farmer, Hourat

Robert Craig, Farmer, Flashwood

New Member

Robert B Gow, Manufacturer

24 Members