Wreath laying on the 24th January 2021 at the National Burns Memorial by President Alec Crawford and Vice President Douglas Airbright.
Our Wreath laying at the National Burns Memorial, Mauchline on Sunday 26th January 2020 and Hospitality and Entertainment at National Burns Memorial Homes also at Mossgiel. All images courtesy of Gavin Lyell.
Mauchline Burns Club President Alex Crawford presents a cheque for £350 to Stewart Brown, Treasurer of Burns Memorial Homes after our Wreathlaying on 26th January 2020.
Our Annual Burns Supper was held as usual on 25th January 2020 in the Kilmarnock Supporters Club. We thank everyone involved in making this the 'best Burns Supper ever' On the musical side, our Musical Director Billy McEwen and Honorary Member Willie Stewart were virtuosos in their performances.
Robert Lawless piped the Haggis in and out to Scotland the Brave and the Haggis was ably addressed by Hector Sutherland.
We were lucky to be able to get Buller (Jim) Reid to propose the toast to Bonnie Jean and the Lassies and to do a comedy spot and Buller certainly provided the fun which helped make the evening so special.
We can't forget our own Secretary Robert Sommerville who did The Immortal Memory real justice and Bob Mitchell's 'to a Mouse'. Ian Denholm eloquently told us Tam Sampson's Deid, but no really.
Ian Lyell presented the Appeal towards our latest Project, the Highland Mary Monument at Failford. This project will cost several thousand pounds and our Burns Supper Appeal raised £285 which is seed corn to attract further funding. Thanks to the Burns Supper Cronies who dug into their pockets once again.
Finally, a really big THANK YOU to our Events Director, Malcolm Noble, who masterminded the Burns Supper to the success it was
All images courtesy of Gavin Lyell.
A Mauchline Burns Club Project. On wall adjacent to Poosie Nansies. Mural painted by pupils of Auchinleck Academy
The Mauchline donated 3 new benches to the Scottish WW1 Memorial in Zonnebeke. Each bench displays a quote from Robert Burns.