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Dumfries Ladies Burns Club No1 Celebrates 90th Anniversary

  • Submitted by: Emma Harper, South Scotland, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Friday, 08 April 2022
  • Submitting member has a registered interest.

  • Motion reference: S6M-03938

That the Parliament congratulates the Dumfries Ladies Burns Club No1 on holding its 90th anniversary dinner celebration at the Carindale Hotel in Dumfries on 1 April 2022; understands that the original celebration was planned for 2020 but, due to COVID-19 protective measures, it was delayed to 2022; notes that the Dumfries Ladies Burns Club No1 promotes and celebrates the life and works of Scotland’s National Bard, Robert Burns, across the community of Dumfries and that the club encourages Scots poetry and song and discussion; understands that the 90th anniversary dinner was chaired by the president Kate Kaye, with the top table piped in by Shannon McMinn, with a keynote address from the Robert Burns World Federation immediate past president, Brian Goldie, fraternal greetings announced by the secretary, Jane Brown, and with the commemorative cake cut by the longest serving club member in attendance, Betty Haining, who has over 50 years of active membership; recognises that there was talent and entertainment from John Caskie MBE, with Willie McRobert accompanying on accordion, recitation and song from the youngest member, Rose Byres, and a performance from Margaret Nelson, with the pianist, Stewart Henderson; thanks the Dumfries Ladies Burns Club No1 for all that it does to promote, celebrate and keep alive the works of Burns, and for putting a welcome focus on the use of Scots, one of Scotland’s national languages, and wishes the club, and all its members, every success for the future.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Siobhian Brown, Stephanie Callaghan, Maggie Chapman, Sharon Dowey, Jackie Dunbar, Annabelle Ewing, Pam Gosal, Christine Grahame, Bill Kidd, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, Stuart McMillan, Audrey Nicoll, Paul Sweeney, David Torrance, Tess White