Kennethmont Burns Supper, 24 Jan 2009


Robert Burns 1759 -1796

Robert Burns 1759 -1796

The Burns Supper is organised jointly by The Rannes Hall Committee and The Kennethmont Senior Citizens Committee.
It is held in The Rannes Public Hall. This is the hall's Centenery year, it was officially opened in December 1909.


The cooks,  Kennethmont Burns Supper 2009

Cooks Wilma Grant and Brenda MacDonald preparing the meal in the kitchen.


The top table

The Top Table
Chairman John Mack, centre, chaired the evening.


John Mack

John Mack, Premnay recites the Serkirk Grace


Cameron Dean

Piper, Cameron Dean

chef Wullie Reid

Chef, Wullie Reid


Piper and chef

The Haggis, carried by Wullie Reid, is piped in by Cameron Dean, Huntly


Piper and chef enjoy a dram

Piper and Chef enjoy a " refreshment "


Geordie Smith

George Smith, Inverurie addressing the Haggis


Serving the meal

Judith Mitchell passes along the line of " hamely fare"


Serving the meal

Steve Gordon adds tatties to plates to be served by Stewart Petrie


Serving the meal

Steaming hot Haggis, Neeps and Tatties about to be served out by Phyllis Dawson


Haggis, Neeps and Tatties

Haggis, Neeps and Tatties

" What though on hamely fare we dine,
Wear hodden grey, an' a that;
Gie fools their silks, and knaves their wine;
A man's a man for a' that "


haggis catchers

" It's gey het on the fingers ! "
Wullie Reid and Ian Grant get ready to cut open the final haggis.



A selection of home made trifles were served up for dessert .


catering staff

The catering staff and helpers enjoy their meal

catering staff

More behind the scenes workers dining

Ron Duncan

Ron Duncan, Duffus proposed the toast to the Immortal Memory of Rabbie Burns.


Alastair Ross

Cllr. Alastair Ross, Keig proposed the toast to the Lasses.


Joanna Strathdee

Cllr. Joanna Strathdee, Huntly replied on behalf of the Lasses.


Full house

A company of 112 sat down to the meal this year


The New Harmonettes

Music for the dance was provided by the New Harmonettes


the bar staff

Ian Walker and Gordon Grant were kept pretty busy during the evening


Shona and Ronnie

Committee members Shona Grant and Ronnie Dawson


Phyllis and Fiona

Phyllis Dawson and Fiona Grant relax after the meal was served



More behind the scenes work, folding up the raffle tickets


Kennethmont Burns Supper speakers 2009

The Top Table Party 2009

George Smith , Alastair Ross
Ron Duncan, Joanna Strathdee, John Mack