We had our 10th Burns’ Supper Fundraiser at the Fraser Centre in Tranent. We were able to invite twice as many people and we made more than twice the money! Thanks to everyone who worked Â to make a great and successful night and to those who came and gave so generously. We had great music – piping and Â singing, and we were delighted that our special guest Kate McSween was able to be at our top table. McSween’s have donated haggis for our Burns Supper for 10 years. And John has addressed the Haggis for 10 years – a dramatic and compelling performance each time – if a little hazardous for those next to him!
This year Dougie Muir proposed the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns – starting with his own personal rant and making a convincing case that we continue to celebrate this amazing poet. Hamish MacKay proposed the Toast to the Lassies – and he successfully blended Burns’s devotion to the lassies and his own contemporary take on the mystery and magic of women. Susan Moffat replied again drawing on Burns’s words but this time in song- beautifully and expressively sung.
Mary MC’d with her usual charm and competance.