Berwick’s St Andrew’s Club held its traditional Gatherin’ on Saturday, November 30, at the Black and Gold.
President Michael Baglee told guests who included the civic party he was proud to lead such a historic club.
Proposing the principal toast of the ‘Scottish Nationality’ he said the modern day Scot was the product of an age-old ethnic blend.
He paid tribute to the huge contribution the Scots had made: the introduction of banking, the spread of Christianity, the development of education were of vital importance.
The Scottish universities were universally acknowledged for their quality and the contribution to science and medicine. Engineering and science was outstanding. Toasts were made to ‘The Scottish Nationality’, ‘The Toon We Live In’, ‘The Armed Forces’, and also to the President, Michael Baglee , the last being made by vice president, Ken Budge.
Reverend Bob Higham then gave the grace, and the town’s mayor, Councillor Isabel Hunter, addressed the club members. She sounded a rallying call for everyone to stand together and boost Berwick, something that she said could be accomplished.