28 January 2010
The splendid setting of the Brig O’Doon Hotel, Alloway, was the venue for Annual Alloway Primary Schools’ Burns Supper organised by Margaret Morrall. All the speeches, including an excellent Immortal Memory, were performed by the children. They also piped in the haggis, addressed it and gave an enthralled audience some wonderful recitations and songs. At every level this was a truly inspiring evening and one which bodes well for the future of the Burns movement. Margaret is to be congratulated for encouraging so many youngsters to get involved and the fact that this was the eleventh such supper provides a fitting testimony to its popularity. It was a pleasure for me and Federation Chief Executive, Sam Judge, to convey kindred greetings to the company from the Federation.