Alasdair Hutton OBE
Pete Wishart MP
The club's Annual Dinner, widely recognised as being one of the country's leading Burns Nights and also one of Perth's foremost social occasions, will be held in the Salutation Hotel, Perth on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 6.30 for 7pm.
The Immortal Memory is to be proposed by Alasdair H. Hutton OBE from Kelso, who is well-known as the commentator at each year's Royal Military Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle.
The toast to The Lasses will be proposed by local MP Pete Wishart with the response coming from Lara Haggerty, manager and keeper of the books at Innerpeffray Library.
The entertainment will again be of the accustomed high standard. Singers Craig Dennis (baritone), Paul Vaughan (tenor) and Wilma Paton (soprano) will be accompanied at the piano by Andrew Forbes with fiddle music being supplied by the renowned Scottish fiddler Patsy Reid. The piper is Robert Hamilton with Ellen Pennie from the Dunblane Burns Youth Club and club secretary Donald Paton providing the spoken word.
The evening will be under the chairmanship of the club president Iain Mackintosh.
Tickets priced at £25 for club members and £28 for guests will be available in early January but advance reservations can now be made by emailing the club secretary Donald Paton. Early booking is advised due to the event being a sell-out in recent years.
Dress for the function is optional but the wearing of formal or Highland dress is encouraged.