Rotarians mark Bard’s birthday

Carnoustie Rotary Club's Burns Supper was held in Carnoustie Golf Club on Friday evening. From left (back) Iain McMurray, Eck Whitton, Grant Ramsay, Walter Ruark, Gordon Rogers. (Front) Dave Ramsay, David Selfridge, Howard Evans.
Carnoustie Rotary Club's Burns Supper was held in Carnoustie Golf Club on Friday evening. From left (back) Iain McMurray, Eck Whitton, Grant Ramsay, Walter Ruark, Gordon Rogers. (Front) Dave Ramsay, David Selfridge, Howard Evans.

THE ROTARY Club of Carnoustie’s annual Burns Supper was held in Carnoustie Golf Club on Friday with president David Selfridge in the chair.

The ‘Immortal Memory’ was given by well known Arbroath singer/songwriter Dave Ramsay who presented an interesting insight into the Bard’s influence not only on song and verse but on many aspects of Scottish life.

Well known Dundee speaker Ian McMurray gave an amusing ‘Toast to the Lasses’ and Howard Evans replied.

Local rotarians were well to the fore with Walter Ruark addressing the haggis which was carried in by Kim Mann and piped in by Gordon Rogers, while Grant Ramsay once again thrilled with his version of Tam O’ Shanter and John Knox gave the vote of thanks.

Eck Whitton was in fine voice singing ‘The Lea Rig’ and ‘There Was a Lad’ and also leading the company in a rousing ‘Star O’ Rabbie Burns’.

Pictured at the event are, from left, back - Iain McMurray, Eck Whitton, Grant Ramsay, Walter Ruark and Gordon Rogers: front - Dave Ramsay, David Selfridge and Howard Evans.