The 189th anniversary Dinner of the birth of Scotland’s Bard, Robert Burns took place at the Palace Hotel, Peterhead, on Friday, January 23.
Nearly 300 members and guests gathered to celebrate the event with “sangs and clatter” in a most joyful and successful evening.
The proceedings were directed in a superb fashion by the croupier, Gerry Smith. President of Peterhead Burns Club this year was local solicitor (retd) Gordon Hay who delivered the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns in his own inimical manner.
The Toast to the Haggis was tendered by Malcolm Whyte. Fraternal Greetings from sister clubs were read by the club’s most capable and efficient Honorary Secretary of fifteen years Hugh Livingstone.
Cameron Munro toasted the guests with a reply by Andrew Good and “Puir Auld Scotland” was delivered by Aberdeen Solicitor William Jamieson.
Recitations were delivered by Sandy Gray and Iain Fraser and songs by Robert Lovie who was accompanied on the piano by Raymond Jappy.
Musical entertainment was in the most capable hands of renowned fiddlers Paul and David Anderson.
The piper for the evening was Sinclair Lamb.