It was a well-attended and brimming dining room for the annual Burns’ Night Supper on Saturday.
The Lassies looked amazing and the Lads had also made the effort to look the part. There was plenty of tartan to go around, some donning more than others.
Hosted by the brilliant Steve Jones, the evening was packed with traditional piping to dinner, enough haggis to sink a small boat and some humorous tales, toasts and speeches thrown in.
As usual, Simon the Chef did us all proud and the four course feast was a delight and filled the bellies to bursting point.
It was then time for the traditional readings and poetry and both Mary Makey (The Death of Burns) and Pat Buckley (My Love is Like a Red, Red Rose) delivered rousing performances.
The toast to the lassies was given by Dan Churchward in verse and the response to the laddies was delivered by Trudi Churchward, in equal poetic fashion. Gordon Maclean oversaw the Immortal Memory and offered a memorable speech that included singing to get the room warmed up for the songs on offer later.
A truly great and enjoyable evening and our thanks go to all who helped make it a success, as always.