Burn's Lunch 2018

Full Hall at Kilmun for a well-received Burns Lunch

Monday January 22 was the date for yet another popular Burns Lunch event at the Younger Hall at Kilmun. This is a long-running tradition at Kilmun and tickets were much sought after as on previous occasions.

Douglas Menzies repeated his previous year’s success as Chairman with well-paced and amusing introductions and summaries to the various traditional speeches. Mike Midgley was the indispensable piper who led in the Haggis held aloft by Ian Wherry.

David Mill gave the Selkirk Grace and Jim Robinson gave a stalwart Address to the Haggis full of verve. He later sang two songs but was not alone in this contribution as Mike Burke also sang a song for the assembled gathering as a delayed encore to his excellent Immortal Memory. That succeeded admirably in being freshly interesting as well as containing traditional elements. Jimmy Gordon supplied the Toast to the Lassies to which Sandra Davidson replied on behalf of the Lassies and both of these speeches were equally entertaining as a minor verbal jousting affair.

Russell Humphreys gave thanks to all concerned especially including the excellent catering team led by Fergus Waddell. He also asked for a special thanks to be made to the Hall Secretary, Helen, who had worked unstintingly to combat the ravages of the recent ‘flu epidemic!


Photos and report by Ian Giles


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The top table
All ready for the soup
Mike Midgley pipes in the haggis
Making a path through the tables
Ian Wherry carries the haggis
Jim Robinson addresses the haggis
Douglas Menzies introduces the speakers
Mike Burke delivers his Immortal Memory
Jimmy Gordon toasts the lassies
Sandra Davidson relies for the lassies
Jim Robinson entertains us with a song.
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