Members of Peterhead Burns Club were sorry to see the retirement of Bill Peat as committee chairman and croupier of their annual Burns Supper.
Bill had spent 13 years of most successful, very enjoyable and most satisfying Burns evenings carrying out this role with great aplomb until he decided to retire from office at this year’s AGM on March 14. Throughout his 13 years, Bill has contributed considerably to the general well-being and development of the club.
In recognition of his service, he has been made honorary president of the club and was presented with a framed scroll marking the occasion at the AGM.
Bill’s successor is to be a well kent local figure, Gerry Smith, who came originally from Newmachar, arriving in Peterhead in 1968 to commence his teaching career.
Now, just like Bill Peat, he is a retired schoolmaster and is himself a staunch supporter of the club. His appointment as Bill’s successor had the unanimous support of the committee and the club wish him well for the future.