61st Anniversary


Dr A Blair

List of Toasts Proposed

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

The Chairman

Song. "England rules the waves"

Mr Mitchell

II. The Army, Navy and Reserve Forces

Mr Comrie

Reply by Capt J M McCosh


Song. "Rule Britannia"

Mr Cameron

III. Scotland's Immortal Bard, Robert Burns

The Chairman read most efficiently the speech that had been written for the occasion by Mr Kirkhope

The Chairman

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

Mr Mitchell

Song. "Corn rigs"

Mr Cameron

IV. The Memory of Jean Armour

The Croupier

Song. "Mary Morrison"

Mr Thomson

Song. " O' a' the airts "

Mr Logan

V. Deceased Members

Mr Brown

Song. "The Pilgrim Fathers"

Mr Cameron

VI. Dramatic Literature and Shakespeare

Mr Aitken

Song. "Gae bring to me a pint o' wine"

Mr Bone

VII. Deceased Novelists, with Walter Scott

Mr Gow

Song. "Macgregor's Gathering"

Mr Mitchell

VIII. Modern Science

Mr Roger

Song. "The Lass o' Ballochmyle"

Mr Mitchell

Song. "Alester McAllister"

Mr Gordon

IX. The Historians

Mr Macartney

Song. "Father O'Flinn"

Mr Thomson

X. Tennyson, and the Modern Poets

Mr Gray

Song. "Tom Bowling"

Mr Cameron

XI. The Land o' Cakes

Mr Willison

Song. "O Scotland I love thee"

Mr Mitchell

XII. The Song Writers

Mr McKie

Song. "Loudon's bonnie woods and braes'"

Mr Cameron

XIII. The Irish Poets

Mr A Blair

Song. "The meeting of the waters"

Mr Cameron

Song. "The wearing of the Green"

Mr Willison

XIV. The Memory of Thomas Campbell

Mr Aitken

Song. "The Battle of the Baltic"

Mr Mitchell

Song. "Jack's Yarn"

Mr Thomson

XV. The Biographers of Burns

Mr Logan

Song. "Our Jack's come home today"

Mr Gordon

Song. "Maggie Lauder"

Mr Bone

XVI. The Young Members

The Chairman

Reply by Mr D Johnstone


Song. "The Vicar of Bray"

Mr Thomson

Song. "Drinking Drams"

Mr Logan

XVII. Mine Host of the Turf

Mr Willison

Song. "Gloomy winter's noo awa'"

Mr Cameron

Song. "My Nannie's awa'"

Mr Willison

During the evening, a Subscription of 2.10/- was raised by the Members to aid in the completion of the Burns Statue in Glasgow.


Members Present

Dr Blair (Chairman) in place of Mr George Kirkhope, Writer, who was prevented through illness from taking the chair

Walter Morrison, Teacher (Croupier)

Robert B Gow, Manufacturer

Robert Roger, Grocer

William Logan, Schoolmaster

Robert Gray, Teacher, Glengarnock

David Brown, Printer

Andrew Patrick, Johnstone

Thomas Cochrane, Merchant

John Howie, Manufacturer, Braehead

William N. Macartney, Merchant, Glasgow

James M McCosh, Writer

Archd. Blair, Insurance Manager, Glasgow

William Thomson, Ironmonger

Alexander Comrie, Inspector

William Mitchell, Precentor, West Church

Daniel Cameron, Contractor, Cumnock

John Paton, "Mine Host" of the Turf

James McKie, Publisher, Kilmarnock

Andrew Aitken, Manufacturer

Alexander Willison, Worsted Spinner

Dugald Paton, Farmer, Hourat

New Members

Thomas Bone, Currier

John Gordon, Cashier, Blair Iron Works

David Johnstone, H M Assistant Inspector of Schools

25 Members