57th Anniversary


Dr A Blair

List of Toasts Proposed

I. The Queen, The Prince of Wales and Royal Family and Both Houses of Parliament

The Chairman

"God Save the Queen"

Mr Mitchell

Song. "The Good Rhine Wine"

Mr Thomson

II. The Army, Navy and Volunteers

Mr Comrie

Song. "Rule Britannia"

Mr Cameron

III. The Memory of Burns

The Chairman

Song. "There was a Lad was born in Kyle"

Mr Thomson

Song. "Corn Rigs"

Mr Cameron

IV. Jean Armour and the Family of the Poet

The Croupier

Song. "O' a' the airts the wind can blaw"

Mr Mitchell

V. The Memory of Shakespeare

Mr Logan

Song. "Mary Morrison"

Mr Thomson

VI. The Memory of Walter Scott

Mr Morrison

Song. "Macgregor's Gathering"

Mr Mitchell

Song. "Kate O'Brien"

Mr Willison

VII. Deceased Members

Capt Paton

Song. "Gloomy winter's no' awa'"

Mr Cameron

VIII. Older Scottish Poets and William Ramsay

Mr Aitken

Song. "Lass o' Patie's Mill"

Mr Logan

IX. The Memory of Campbell

Mr Gray

Song. "Battle of the Baltic"

Mr Mitchell

X. American Poets, with Longfellow

Mr Hogg

Song. "The Village Blacksmith"

Mr Thomson

XI. Land o' Cakes

Mr Howie

Song. "Scotland yet"

Mr Thomson

Song. "Auld Scotland"

Mr Mitchell

XII. Irish Poets and Tom Moore

Mr Willison

Song. "Meeting of the Waters"

Mr Cameron

Song. "Afton Water"

Mr Cameron

XIII. Modern Novelists and Wm Black

Mr A Patrick

XIV. Song-Writers

Mr McKie

XV. The Biographers of Burns

Mr Fulton

XVI. Industrial and Commercial Interests

Mr Brown

XVII. Young Members

The Chairman


Archd Blair



Members Present

Dr Blair (Chairman)

Robert Roger, Grocer (Croupier)

David Brown, Printer

Captain Paton of Hillend

Alexander Comrie, Inspector

William Logan, Schoolmaster

William Thomson, Ironmonger

Robert Gray, Teacher, Glengarnock

John Fulton, Bridgend Mills

William Mitchell, Precentor, West Church

Andrew Hogg, Teacher, Burnside School

Andrew Patrick, Johnstone

Walter Morrison, Teacher, Townend School

James M McCosh, Banker

Daniel Cameron, Contractor, Cumnock

Thomas Craig, Merchant

Alex Willison , Bridgend Mills

John Paton, "Mine Host" of the Turf

Andrew Aitken, Ryeside Mills

John Howie, Braehead

Thomas Cochrane, Merchant

John Frew, Cashier, Blair Iron Works

James McKie, Publisher, Kilmarnock

New Members

Archibald Blair, Insurance Manager, Glasgow

Hugh Kerr, Calcutta

25 Members