76th Anniversary


J Graham



An interesting feature of this Meeting was the presentation to the Club, by Mr. Robert Montgomerie, of Mr. Andrew Crawford's 'Record Book' of the early meetings of the Burns' Club, and of a circular Miniature Portrait of Burns. The Chairman proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Montgomerie, who was thereafter cordially admitted as an Honorary Member of the Club.

List of Toasts Proposed

I. The King and Queen and Other Members of the Royal Family

The Chairman

Song. "God save the King"

The Company

Song. "Loudon's bonnie woods and braes"

Mr Cameron

II. Both Houses of Parliament

Mr Kirkhope

Song. "Bonnie Dundee"

Mr Alex Willison

III. The Army, Navy and Reserve Forces

Mr D Howie

Reply by Major Gow


Song. "The Red, white, and blue"

Mr Thomas Bone

IV. The Immortal Memory of Burns

The Chairman

Song. "Annie Laurie"

Mr Campbell

V. The Memory of Jean Armour

The Croupier

Song. "O' a' the airts"

Mr Logan

VI. The Memory of Deceased Members

Mr J Riddet

Song. "The Land o' the Leal"

Dr Whyte

VII. Dramatic Literature and Shakespeare

Mr D Campbell

Recitation. "Another pair o' twins"

Mr A McGown

Song. "Gloomie winter's noo awa'"

Mr Cameron

VIII. The Land o' Cakes

Mr J H Hamilton

Song. "Scotland Yet"

Mr Thos Bone

IX. Burns Clubs all the world over

Mr Andrew Aitken

Song. "Ye banks and braes"

Mr D Howie

Song. "D'ye min' o' langsyne"

Mr Graham

X. The Irish Poets

Mr Geo Houston

Song. "The meeting of the waters"

Mr Cameron

XI. The Songwriters

Mr McGown

Song. "The Maid of Llangollen"

Mr Russell

Song. "Corn Rigs"

Mr Cameron

XII. The Memory of Sir Walter Scott

Rev J D Glass

Song. "The Lass o' Ballochmyle"

Mr Grant

Song. "Flow gently, sweet Afton"

Mr Russell

XIII. The Young Members

Mr Logan


Dr Whyte

Song. "The Deil's awa' wi' the Exciseman"

Mr McGown

XIV. The Haggis-Maker - Mrs A Willison of Easterhill

Mr Comrie


Mr Alex Willison

Story. "The Funeral"

Mr Geo Houston

XV. The Chairman

The Croupier

Song. "My Nannie's awa'"

Mr A Willison

XVI. The Croupier

The Chairman

Song. "Four jolly,jolly Smiths."

Mr Glass

The singing of "Auld Lang Syne" brought a very pleasant meeting to a close.



Members Present

James Graham, Cabinet-Maker, Dalry, an enthusiastic admirer of Burns (Chairman)

David Johnston, H.M. Inspector of Schools (Croupier)

Daniel Cameron

John Gow

Alexander Comrie

William Logan

Thomas Bone

Patrick Comrie

George Dunlop

Alexander Willison

George McGown, M.A.

John H Hamilton

T M Grant

Andrew Aitken

James McCosh

Robert Fulton

George Murdoch

John Comrie, Edinburgh

David Howie

Robert Howie

George Houston

Hugh Higgins

John Riddet

Robert Russell

Dr Brown

William Carrick

Roderick McDonald

Rev J D Glass

New Member

Dr Whyte, successor to Dr Hamilton

29 Members