Burns night fun for farmers

New Deer Young Farmers Club recently held its annual Burn Supper in New Deer Public Hall.

Friday, 10th February 2017, 2:19 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st March 2017, 8:50 am
Nicole Cumming, New Deer YFC chairperson, Dr Gavin Packham, Central Buchan Medical Practice and Claire Brown, New Deer YFC secretary

Everyone in attendance enjoyed a lovely three-course meal provided by Thistle Catering, Ellon, and a toast drink to toast Mr Rabbie Burns.

Club chairperson, Nicole Cumming, was MC for the evening and kept everything running smoothly.

The Address to the Haggis was recited by past club chairman Alistair Stephen, while the Selkirk Grace was given by the club’s assistant secretary Gail Leggat.

Claire Brown, Sue Robertson, New Deer Hall convener, and Nicole Cumming

Following the meal, the Lassies and Laddies were toasted by James Scott and Claire Brown and the traditional part of the evening was brought to a close with a vote of thanks from club vice-chairman, Iain Birnie.

During the evening the club also donated two cheques to local causes.

The first cheque was presented to Sue Robertson, hall convenor for the New Deer Public Hall.

A sum of £1,000 was donated which will go towards the refurbishment of the hall’s downstairs kitchen.

Claire Brown, Sue Robertson, New Deer Hall convener, and Nicole Cumming

A second cheque was presented to Dr Gavin Packham from the Central Buchan Medical Practice.

Again, it was for £1,000 which will be used for the purchase of new nebulisers and defibrillators for the local area.

The evening was finished off in style with music from the brilliant McBain Ceilidh band.

If anyone would like any more information about the New Deer Young Farmers Club, please get in touch with Claire Brown (secretary) on 07775 338950.