Message from our President

Friends and fellow Burnsians,

Welcome to the The Greenock Burns Club (The Mother Club) website. I hope it gives you an insight to what we, as a Club, are about.

In our original constitution the object of our Club was –

        “…to cherish the name of Robert Burns, to foster a love of his writings, and generally to  encourage an interest in the Scottish      Language and Literature.”   

This has not changed since we were constituted in 1801.

During my year as President I will strive to continue the work of the Presidents who have held this privileged position before me by encouraging people, young and old, to try and understand, and hopefully come to love the works of Robert Burns.

It is hoped that this website, aswell as our presence of social media (Facebook and Twitter) and our visible presence in the Old West Kirk and The Customhouse, Greenock every Saturday and on “Cruise Ship Days” will help to pass on our message. Maybe they will even decide to visit Greenock and experience our history.

If you are interested in Robert Burns and are keen in knowing what goes on at our meetings then you are welcome to contact us via the contact page and possibly arrangement could be made for you to come along one evening. You will be made most welcome.

Jamie Donnelly