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Message from our President

Dear Friends

Greenock Burns Club is a Club for everyone.

There are many ways our club helps to honour the name of Robert Burns. From our famed Annual Celebration.

From the busy fund raising Coffee Mornings, to the resulting Inverclyde Secondary School Burns Suppers.

From our involvement in encouraging the children at our local primary schools, to paying our respects in a more formal manner at services and commemorations around the area.

From the camaraderie of our own Club Nights, to our Inter Club Nights, with the shared hospitalityand friendship in return. There is something for everyone.

We take an active part in learning more about Burns, attending The Annual Conference and visiting places of interested associated with the Bard.   Also, with the wonderful archives that we hold, our club has a unique knowledge base. In addition, in the global world, our own website shows the world the breadth of our activities.

Our latest work involved the restoration of The Highland Mary Monument at Greenock cemetery and the Rededication Ceremony is a key event this year.

Our Club continues to ensure that the grave of Highland Mary, one of the emotionally symbolic and world renowned links between Greenock and Burns, is given care and respect.

It is my honour to be President this year. I hope to continue to maintain the fine work of all those who have gone before and I look forward to the opportunity to welcome friends old and new.

I do hope that you support us to continue the work of The Greenock Burns Club, The Mother Club, the oldest and finest in the World!

Christine MacLeod