David Hume celebration evening at Chirnside

Members of the David Hume Tercentennial group and interested friends attended the David Hume Celebration dinner at Chirnside Hall Hotel on Saturday.

The evening started with Backgammon lessons for beginners (a favourite pastime of David Hume) and pre-dinner drinks.

Dinner was an 18th century style feast, a three course delight of pigeon, venison and tart a citron with vegetarian options available accompanied by a glass of claret - another favourite of David Hume.

Denise Walton enlightened the group about life in Berwickshire in the 18th century when David was at Ninewells as a young lad prior to his time at Edinburgh University. She also mentioned the connections with James Hutton from Slighhouses.

Colin Gallagher gave an insight into David Hume the man, with a reading from his work and Adam Smith’s comments on the quality of the man following his death.

After dinner the group were entertained by an excerpt from Dr Jo Clifford’s acclaimed play ‘The Tree of Knowledge’ performed superbly by members of the Duns Players.