Largs Cronies recently held their annual President's Evening at Largs Golf Club.

The proceedings were opened with a welcome from President Angus Middleton.

Jimmy Law of Skelmorlie Poosie Nansies Burns Club was guest of honour and took everyone on his acclaimed "Tour of Scotland" which he had recently performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. It included poems and stories relating to various towns and regions throughout Scotland, many of which had a Robert Burns connection.

Clare McGinty McKenzie, daughter of our late President Joe McGinty, recited "Last May a Braw Wooer", a poem which she learned as a 14 year old schoolgirl, encouraged by her father, and has been reciting for 35 years.

Lesley Diack Richardson provided some light hearted entertainment by recalling some of the amusing stories heard in her primary school classroom.

She then gave us a very informative short account of Jane Armour's life from her birth in Mauchline in 1765 to her death in Dumfries in 1834, aged 69.

Musical entertainment was provided by James Dippie of Chanty Dyke fame, who entertained with a varied selection of Scottish songs.

The raffle raised £235 which would be used to fund the Cronies' very successful annual Burns' Schools' Competition in local primary schools.

Past President Robert Honeyman thanked everyone and gave a special vote of thanks to all those who had entertained on the evening thereby ensuring a great night was had by all. He also thanked the bar and catering staff at Largs Golf Club.

On 23rd January 2020, Largs Cronies will be holding their 31st Annual Dinner at the Willowbank Hotel, Largs, with Willie Dick of New Cumnock Burns Club proposing the Immortal Memory.

* Pictured back row from left: James Dippie, Jimmy Law, President Angus Middleton, Vice President Brian Jackson. Front row from left: Lesley Diack Richardson, Clare McGinty McKenzie