Celebrate the Bard at hall

The Beaton Hall in Methlick
The Beaton Hall in Methlick

The Beaton Hall committee in Methlick is making final preparations for their annual Burns Supper.

The event will be held on Saturday, January 26 at 6.45pm for 7.15pm.

Eleanor Macalister Master of Ceremony will expertly lead the company through an evening of Burns.

The evening will start with recitals from pupils of Methlick School who have been working hard to learn poetry from Scots poets as well as Burns.

After a rendition of the Selkirk Grace from Rev Dr Will Sadler, the Chef, Willie Gray will be piped in with the haggis by David Fraser who will pipe for the dancers later in the proceedings.

The Address to the Haggis will be given by Colin Gallacher before the company will enjoy the traditional fare of haggis, mince, neeps and tatties followed by trifle or jelly.

The Immortal Memory of the bard will be given by Kenny Thomson. Matt Donaldson will then make the customary Toast to the Lassies whose response will be given by Shona Anderson. No doubt the Lassies will be particularly looking forward to that.

The evening will include entertainment in the form of dancing and music, followed by the raffle and rounded off by the singing of Auld Lang Syne.

Tickets are available now from Methlick Costcutters for £12 (£10 concession).