Waverley Communicators Alternative Burns Supper

This year Waverley Communicators held a Burns Supper at the fortnightly meeting, rather than a separate event.

Club President Johanne Burns was the host for the evening. Member John Wood gave the Address to a Haggis, accompanied by bagpipe music through speakers.

The life of Robert Burns was remembered through The Immortal Memory delivered by Johanne Burns.

Then, there was a spoken recitation of A red, red rose by Jacek Lasota followed by a recording of the singing version.

Member Ollie Hoskins gave the Toast to the Lassies for the first time.

A recording of the Reply from the Lassies was provided by Joyce Falconer (of River City and Taggart fame) given at the Govan Kingston SNP Burns Supper 2017.

A guest very kindly provided a rendition of the tale Tam o’ Shanter.

The interval provided an opportunity for members and guests to partake of Scottish delights: Irn Bru, haggis spring rolls, and tablet.

After the break, member Moira Beaton challenged members to participate in Robert Burns themed table topics, before the evening was brought to a close with a vote of thanks and singing of Auld Lang Syne.

Waverley Communicators Burns Supper 2014


Fair fa’ yer honest sonsie face, great chieftain o’ the puddin’ race….







Richard McMahon 'Of A' The Airts'

Richard McMahon ‘Of A’ The Airts’


Neil MacLure tells the (alternative) story of 'Tam O' Shanter'

Neil MacLure tells the (alternative) story of ‘Tam O’ Shanter’

Patrick Bundy toasts Rabbie Burns's 'Immortal Memory'

Patrick Bundy toasts Rabbie Burns’s ‘Immortal Memory’

President Kevin Miller

President Kevin Miller

Neil Mitchison sings a Burns song

Neil Mitchison sings a Burns song



Eileen making sure everything is going to plan

Eileen making sure everything is going to plan

Members and guests

Members and guests

Dmitrijs and Anna-Maria - members of Waverley

Dmitrijs and Anna-Maria – members of Waverley




A Toast Tae The Lassies

Duncan Thompson gives ‘A Toast Tae The Lassies’

John Wood addresses 'The Toothache'

John Wood addresses ‘The Toothache’

Eileen Scott gives 'The Lassies' Reply'

Eileen Scott gives ‘The Lassies’ Reply’


Thanks to members Dmitrijs Limonovs and Moira Beaton for their photography on the night.

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