Celebrating the Bard’s Birthday in Methlick

Beaton Hall, Methlick
Beaton Hall, Methlick

The Beaton Hall committee in Methlick is making final preparations for their annual Burns Supper which takes place this weekend.

John McAllister Master of Ceremony will expertly lead the company through an evening of Burns on Saturday, January 21 at 6.45pm for 7.15pm.

The evening will start with recitals from the children of Methlick School who have each taken part in and been awarded a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place in their year group in the annual school Burns competition. The competition promotes awareness of the works of Scottish poets and Burns in the children and is always a highlight of their school year.

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.

Methlick School pupils will perform the Address to the Haggis 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 Allan Stephen. Gordon Bradley will then make the customary Toast to the Lassies whose response will be given by Gladys Lamb. No doubt the Lassies will be particularly looking forward to that.

The evening continues with some singing, with John and Liz Slaven, then the raffle and rounded off and brought to a close by the singing of Auld Lang Syne by all assembled before everyone sets off for home.

Tickets for the evening are £12 available from Costcutters (£10 concession).