Ian Landles at Burns Howff Clubroom

Lecture by Ian Landles
Burns’ Border Tour no 2 – Ian Landles
On the 26th March 2015, a full house, welcomed retired History Teacher Ian Landles from Hawick, to the club room. Well known ‘Borderer’ Ian, giving the second and much anticipated lecture on Burns’ Borders Tour brought Burns’ travels to life in a most informative and amusing fashion. Punctuated with photographs and other illustrations he infused the lecture with his own highly original sense of humour including a lengthy and hilarious song on the virtues of eating ‘Caldwell’s Ice Cream ‘ a much sought after delicacy from Innerleithen. To rapturous applause Ian’s lecture concluded a most enjoyable series of well attended lectures.

Visit to Devil’s Porridge
The last away day trip in the club’s programme is the visit arranged on Thursday 30th April 2015 to the Devil’s Porridge Museum (wartime munitions factory)at Eastriggs. Details of this will be issued shortly and numbers taken at the pre AGM meeting held on 13th April 2015.

President’s Blog March 2015

Lecture By Colin H McQueen 2015

President’s Blog – March 2015 – Club Lectures

Would Burns have made a good Vet? – Colin Hunter McQueen
At the recent library night (organised by our intrepid Hon. Librarian), Gordon Johnstone introduced Colin Hunter McQueen from Glasgow who presented to the club an impressive display of Burns related letters, relics and artefacts from his own private collection. Reading from a thesis by scholar Prof Sharpe, he gave a lecture on Burns’ veterinary skills which gave positive credence to the question whether Burns could have pursued a career as a Vet. A most enjoyable lecture from a very knowledgeable gentleman and avid Burnsian.