Cabinet Secretary for Finance John Swinney MSP delivered the immortal memory at the Cruden Bay, Hatton and Longhaven Branch SNP Burns Supper held at Longhaven Hall on Saturday.
Also in attendance and speaking were local MP Eilidh Whiteford, Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson who compered the event, Myrna McHugh who addressed the haggis, and Kevin Lamb, who entertained the capacity audience with his renditions of Tam O’Shanter and Holy Willie’s Prayer.
Ellon councillor Richard Thomson entertained the company with some fiddle tunes to round off the evening. Commenting, Stewart Stevenson MSP said: “It was a pleasure to be able to welcome John Swinney to Longhaven Hall. As ever, John gave good value and delivered an entertaining and thought-provoking immortal memory which was enjoyed by the audience. Kevin Lamb gave a couple of excellent renditions of Tam O’Shanter and Holy Willie’s Prayer, and Myrna McHugh despatched the haggis with aplomb.”
Eilidh Whiteford MP added:“This was a very enjoyable event and I’m grateful to the local SNP branch for inviting me to give the Toast to Scotland in this historic year. There was a capacity turnout of around 70 guests for the event and there was general consensus that the evening was a great success.”