BB members honour The Bard

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The annual 1st Carnoustie Boys’ Brigade Burns Super took place at the company’s hall in Maule Street on Friday evening.

A gathering of 80 guests which included boys and family members, officers, past captains and friends of the Company gathered to celebrate the work of The Bard.

Although the toasts were made with Irn Bru instead of whisky, all the other traditional trimmings were there including haggis, neeps and tatties.

The boys of the Company Section were centre stage to deliver various of the speeches on the night. The haggis was piped in by James MacCallum and the spear was carried by Robert Blaine.

Captain Neil Russell was the compere for the evening which was opened by the master of ceremonies Matthew Michie. Adam Kleppang kicked off the meal by delivering the Selkirk Grace before Craig Knight gave the Address to the Haggis.

It has become tradition on the evening for a toast to be given to the founder of the Boys’ Brigade, Sir William Alexander Smith, and this year this speech was given by Michael Jamieson.

The Rev. Mike Goss, an invited speaker, delivered the ‘Immortal Memory’ before Jack Garrigan gave the ‘Toast To The Lasses’ which was replied to by the second guest speaker of the evening, Mrs Wendy Devlin.

Jamie Keirnan recited one of Burn’s famous poems, ‘A Man’s a Man for A’ That’.

During the evening when Calum McGillivray led the community singing on his violin. Jack Mulholland proposed a vote of thanks.