HAGGIS ADDRESS TAKES CENTRE STAGE  AT ROTARY CLUB ‘BURNS SUPPER’ LUNCH Jan 25th 2018

HAGGIS ADDRESS TAKES CENTRE STAGE  AT ROTARY CLUB ‘BURNS SUPPER’ LUNCH Jan 25th 2018

At its weekly business lunch meeting on 23 January in the Alexandra Hotel, 32 members and guests of Lochaber Rotary Club celebrated the life and songs of Robert Burns with a fine meal of game terrine and traditional haggis with neeps.

In the absence of a piper, Rotarian musicians Sheana Fraser and Richard Baxter provided a fiddle and guitar accompaniment to the Alexandra Hotel’s Angela Nolan as she carried the haggis aloft on a silver salver before past-president John Hutchison ably and energetically addressed the beast with a stirring rendition of Rabbie’s “fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin-race!”.

After lunch members continued their tribute to Rabbie when John led them in singing “Aye Fond Kiss” and in a lively performance of “Green Grow the Rashes”. President-Elect Iain Johnston thanked John, Sheana, Richard and Angela for an excellent and memorable session of lunchtime entertainment. Members applauded enthusiastically.

President-Elect Iain Johnston, Rotarians Sheana Fraser and Richard Baxter, and Angela Nolan with the haggis on the silver salver.