66th Anniversary


W McCartney

List of Toasts Proposed

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

The Chairman

Song. "True Till Death"

Mr Thomson

Song. "Corn Rigs are bonnie"

Mr Cameron

II. The Army, Navy and Reserve Forces

Mr Comrie

Reply by Surgeon-Major Dr Blair


Song. "The Empress of the Wave"

Mr Mitchell

Song. "Fareweel, Sweet Ballochmyle"

Mr Bone

III. The Immortal Memory of Burns

The Chairman

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

Mr Mitchell

Song. "Willie brewed a peck o' maut"

Mr Logan

IV. The Memory of Jean Armour

The Croupier

Song. "O' a' the airts"

Mr Logan

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

Mr Willison

V. Deceased Members

Mr Logan

Song. "I'm wearing awa', Jean"

Mr Willison

Song. "Gloomy winter's noo awa'"

Mr Cameron

VI. Dramatic Literature, with Shakespeare

Mr A Allan

Song. "Morag's Fairy Glen"

Mr Gordon

VII. The Memory of Sir Walter Scott

Mr Hamilton

Song. "My Nannie's awa'"

Mr Willison

Recitation. "Address to the Haggis"

Mr A Allan

VIII. The Memory of Moore

Mr D Johnston

Song. "The Meeting of the waters"

Mr Cameron

Song. "Simon, the Cellarer"

Mr Douglas

IX. The Land o' Cakes

Mr Aitken

Song. "Auld Scotland, I love thee"

Mr Mitchell

Song. "Mary Morrison"

Mr Thomson

X. American Poets

Mr Kirkhope

Song. "When the kye come hame"

Mr Willison

Song. "Tally ho the hounds, Sir"

Dr Blair

XI. The Haggis-Maker, Mrs Willison

The Chairman

Song. "A wee drappie o't"

Mr Logan

Song. "Tom Bowling"

Mr Cameron

XII. Our Guest, Mr Elsner

Mr Comrie

Reply by Mr Elsner


The usual complimentary toasts of "Our Host", "The Chairman", and "The Croupier" brought to a close the most numerously attended Meeting of the Club with the single exception of MDCCCLXXXVIII.

Members Present

William Macartney, Glasgow (Chairman)

Andrew C Patrick, Greenbank (Croupier)

J M McCosh, Solicitor

John Gordon, Cashier, Blair Iron Works

Daniel Cameron

David Brown, Printer

Alexander Comrie, Inspector

William Logan, Schoolmaster

Thomas Cochrane, Merchant

John Fulton, Manufacturer

William Thomson, Ironmonger

John Howie, Braehead

William Mitchell, Precentor

Andrew Aitken, One Ash

Alexander Willison, Easterhill

George Kirkhope, Solicitor

Robert Rodger

Dr Blair

Thomas Bone, Currier

David Johnston, H M Assistant Inspector of Schools

W D McGregor, Mine Host of the Turf

John Paton

Robert B Gow, Kirkland House

John H Hamilton, Solicitor

Alexander Allan, Munnoch

Roderick Macdonald, Road Surveyor

James Douglas

John Blair, W. S., Edinburgh

William Gardiner, Manufacturer

New Members

John Brown, son of David Brown

Patrick Comrie, son of Alex Comrie


- Elsner, (a German) Engineer, at present erecting coke-works at Glengarnock

29 Members