Honouring The Bard in Monifieth

A Burn's ceilidh was held in the Monifieth Community cabin on Wednesday evening. Ton McCluskey addressed the beast watched on by Mary Melvin who carried it in.
A Burn's ceilidh was held in the Monifieth Community cabin on Wednesday evening. Ton McCluskey addressed the beast watched on by Mary Melvin who carried it in.

THE FIRST fund-raising event of the year organised by Monifieth Local History Society, a tatties neeps and haggis ceilidh night, took place in Monifieth Community Cabin last Wednesday, the Bard’s birthday. The haggis was carried in by ‘Poosie Nancy’, perhaps better known as Mary Melvin, who followed Piper Calum Linnen. Tom McLuskey addressed the Beastie.

Following consumption of the traditional fare, washed down in spirited fashion, the evening continued with entertainment by History Society members in a ‘go as you please’ fashion. Alex Bell, vice-president, acted as master of ceremonies. £233 was raised towards financing the House of Memories.

The next fund-raiser will take place on Saturday, February 18, between 10 a.m. and 12 noon, when Monifieth Local History Society will host a book sale and coffee morning with the usual stalls and raffles, etc., in the Community Cabin. Tickets for this event and the programme of talks and trips run by the society are available at the House of Memories.

Our picture shows Tom McCluskey addressing the haggis as ‘Poosie Nancy’ (Mary Melvin) looks on.