2016 – “Address To A Haggis” Competition


While the ladies were enjoying their afternoon at the Lasses Lunch, the others were busy in another part of the tontine Hotel for the annual RBWF “Address To A Haggis” competition, sponsored by the Robert Burns Guild of Speakers and Hamlyns Oat Products.

As a taster to the main event, Andy McArthur recited the poem ‘Tommy’ by Rudyard Kipling, which was greatly appreciated. 

This was followed by a young John Morrison, who recited “Willie Wastle”.  John is a pupil of Notre Dame School, Greenock and is already a prize winner in the Federation’s Schools National Finals competition.

It was a well contested competition, which was eventually won by our very own Senior Vice-President Jamie Donnelly. For his efforts he was crowned “Chief of Chieftains” and presented a very nice glass trophy to commemorate the occasion.

All present received ample packets of porridge oats courtesy of Hamlyns.

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