Whiteadder Burns Club members well entertained

The top table at this year's Whiteadder Burns Club supper. They are, back row, left to right, Bob Wortley (Coldingham), chairman Gary Smith (Eyemouth ), John Marjoribanks ( Gavinton). Front, Peter Dale Nevans (Dunbar), hon  president Walter Robertson (Allanton), secretary John Gardiner (Berwick) and Charlie Robertson (Kelso).

The top table at this year's Whiteadder Burns Club supper. They are, back row, left to right, Bob Wortley (Coldingham), chairman Gary Smith (Eyemouth ), John Marjoribanks ( Gavinton). Front, Peter Dale Nevans (Dunbar), hon president Walter Robertson (Allanton), secretary John Gardiner (Berwick) and Charlie Robertson (Kelso).

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Robert Burns - saint or sinner? Members of Whiteadder Burns Club were asked to decide for themselves when Peter Dale Nevans from Dunbar proposed the Immortal Memory at the annual supper in Eyemouth Golf Club.

Chairman Gary Smith (Eyemouth) welcomed the guests and The Podlies sang the Selkirk Grace. Pipe Major Andrew Ainslie (Duns) piped in the Haggis which was addressed by Jimmy Jamieson (Tweedmouth).

The ‘Loyal Toast’ was proposed by the chairman, the toast to ‘The Club’ by Bob Wortley (Eyemouth), the toast to ‘The Lassies’ by Charlie Robertson (Kelso) and the toast to ‘The Chairman’ by John Marjoribanks (Gavinton) who was appointed chairman for 2017.

Entertainment was provided by club members and Peter Craig (Eyemouth), David Scott (Duns), Ian Buick (Berwick), Sandy Watson and Peter Walker (Eyemouth), Rob Cockburn (Leitholm), Peter Navans, Ken Taylor (Eyemouth), Alistair Lindsay (Ayton) and Frank Millar (Duns). Accompanist was Walter Hay and musical director James Tarvit (both Eyemouth).