Syllabus 2019 – 2020

Saturday 3 August, 2019
Burns Symposium
Venue – Greenock Customhouse
Main Speaker – Professor Gerard Carruthers


Saturday 10 August, 2019

(Date subject to confirmation)
Summer Outing – Contact June Forbes IPP

Coach leaves Tontine Hotel 9.30 a.m. Saturday 10th August 2019

First stop Ellisland Farm (approx. 11.30 a.m.)

Tour of Ellisland, tea or coffee (approx. 1 hour)

Dumfries and visit to Burns House

Leave Dumfries again approximately 2.45p.m.

Visit Ruthwell Church

Brow Well

High Tea at Nith Hotel 4.30 p.m.

Leave Nith Hotel 6.15 p.m.

Arrive Tontine Hotel approximately 8.15 p.m.

Cost £33 per person this includes:

Coach, entry to Ellisland farm, tea/coffee scone.

High Tea

Main course (choice of 4) tea, cakes, scones, bread and butter.

All Gratuities.

This outing will depend on numbers wishing to attend.


Thursday 3th October, 2019
Venue – Tontine Hotel, Greenock @ 7.30pm
Lecture – “The Bard of The Yukon”
Speaker – David Vennard


Thursday 7th November, 2019
Lecture and Recital – “Robert Burns: Poet Laureate of Lodge Canongate Kilwinning”
Venue – Tontine Hotel Greenock @ 7.30pm
Speaker – James Livingstone
followed by Traditional Scots Songs arranged by
Gordon Cree: Alto
Cheryl Cree: Alto


Saturday 30th November, 2019
St. Andrews Dinner
Venue – Tontine Hotel, Greenock @ 7.30pm
Toast to St. Andrew and Scotland – The Rev. Canon Dr. joseph Morrow CBE KStJ QC DL LLD, Lord Lyon King of Arms
Polly Beck: Mezzo Soprano


Saturday 25th January, 2020
Annual CelebrationRBWF Lasses Lunch
Venue – Tontine Hotel, Greenock @ 7.00pm
Immortal Memory – James Robert Wallace, Baron Wallace of Tankerness, PC QC FRSE, former Deputy First Minister, former Lord Advocate of Scotland
Toast to The Mother Club – The Right Honourable Ruth Davidson MSP, Leader of the Scottish Conservative & Unionist Party
Denis Haggerty: Tenor


Thursday 21 February, 2020
Inverclyde Secondary Schools Burns Supper
Venue –


Thursday 7th March, 2020
Inter Club Night
Venue – Tontine Hotel, Greenock @ 7.30pm