Burns Night at the Inn

Carrying on the tradition of celebrating anything that includes alcohol and good craic, local residents and visitors came together on Saturday for the annual Burns Night at the Glenelg Inn.

The menu and cooks
  A fabulous, traditional Cock-a-leekie soup by Johanne MacAskill (I was personally very impressed with this, so the recipe please Jo and none of this “family secret” rubbish!)
  A wonderful Haggis with trimmings, perfectly cooked by Sheila after she had personally transported it all the way from Edinburgh.
  A cracking Cranachan, with a calorie and proof rating well off the Richter scale, by Donna Stiven

The “Burns Unit” officials.
With guest speaker Eddie Stiven being well and truly stuck by the snow in other parts of the country and having no “Plan B” , the usual Friday night emergency phone calls were sent round the village looking for any victims volunteers that were available.
Rallying round to support the Burns cause were:
  David Kellas, conducting The Immortal Memory
  Rab MacAskill, responsible for addressing the Haggis and also toasting the weaker sex lassies
  Fiona Macleod giving the reply from the lassies
  Fraser Macleod, piping in the Haggis.

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Fraser Macleod, ably following in his older brothers footsteps, pipes in the Haggis.

Turns
A variety of “turns” followed with jokes, music and anecdotes.
Chris Main, having been taken aside and instructed by Jean Macrae not to do any jokes or stories of an “unsavory nature”, carried on regardless while others chipped in too!
Fiona Macleod headed the singing. Fiona and Jo played fiddles, backed by some old bloke on a guitar.

Jo sings a solo version of the Burns song, “Dainty Davey”. Please note, Jean Macrae, sitting to her right was NOT asleep, she was just soaking up the atmosphere (or was it ale from that large “super-size” glass in front of her?!!)

Jo sings a solo version of the Burns song, “Dainty Davey”. Please note, Jean Macrae, sitting to her right was NOT asleep, she was just soaking up the atmosphere (or was it ale from that large “super-size” glass in front of her?!!)

Having enjoyed a great night, the folk with any common sense then went home to their beds. The rest of us stayed on a bit longer!!

Thanks
A huge thanks go to Sheila and the Inn crew for hosting the event, to Jo, Chris and others for organising it and for all the cooks, servers and anyone else who “mucked in”

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