Message from our President

President 2018-2019Greetings to all members, friends and fellow Burnsians and welcome to the Greenock Burns Club website.

My name is June Forbes and I am new President of Greenock Burns Club (The Mother Club).

A very proud year of my life is before me, having been elected on 26th April by the members of the club, an honour which many before me have held.

Through this website, Twitter and Facebook, it is possible to reach so many people all over the world which was unimaginable in 1801 when Greenock Burns Club was constituted. At that time, as now, the aim of Greenock Burns Club is to cherish the name of Robert Burns, a love of his writings and encourage an interest in the Scottish Language and Literature.

In this The Year of Young People 2018, this is an opportunity to promote his works and I would urge you to do so.

Euan McDonald, a young 5th year student from Notre Dame High School Greenock was voted Young Burnsian of The Year at the Robert Burns World Federation finals competition on 21st April 2018 at Denny High School. I had the pleasure of being there, listening to so many talented young pupils and when Euan was announced the winner, having known him for some time, I was very happy.

Our wonderful Burns Exhibition and Archive at Greenock Custom House is open every Saturday from 12 noon until 2pm, why not visit. This year, we are open on selected days that the cruise ships are calling at Greenock. Details of which will be available at Greenock Cruise Terminal. We look forward to greeting those passengers who wish to visit, they will be made most welcome.

Please feel free to contact us, through the website or social media, regarding visiting, membership, or any questions you may have.

June Forbes