22 January 2010
The Cairndale Hotel in Dumfries was the venue for the Burns Supper of one of the most active clubs in South West Scotland, The Dumfries Ladies Burns Club No 1. Organised on the night by Betty Haining with her usual efficient good humour and clear ‘instructions’ and chaired sympathetically by President Shona Shaw (pictured), the evening provided me with a most enjoyable opportunity to propose an Immortal Memory to the National Bard.
It was particularly fitting for me to acknowledge a group of ladies who do such a power of work on behalf of the Federation in so many different guises. The long list of Fraternal Greetings from Kindred Clubs, read out during the evening, provided testimony for the esteem in which this Club is held. A lovely night with lots of recitations and singing as well as the usual speeches.