Kennethmont Burns Supper, 23 Jan 2010


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. The hall was 100 years old on 29th Dec 2009.


The cooks,  Kennethmont Burns Supper 2010

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


The top table

The Top Table
Chairman David Hay, centre, officiated during the evening.


David Hay

Chairman - David Hay, Insch


Nicole Niven

Piper, Nicole Niven

chef Wullie Reid

Chef, Wullie Reid


Piper and chef

The Haggis, carried by Wullie Reid, is piped in by Nicole Niven, both Kennethmont


Piper and chef enjoy a dram

Piper and Chef enjoy a " refreshment " as Garry Raeburn addresses the Haggis


Garry Raeburn

Garry Raeburn, Huntly addressing the Haggis



Wullie carries the Haggis away.


Serving the meal

Holly Gill passes along the line of " hamely fare"


Serving the meal

Elizabeth Henderson serves up tatties to Shona Grant


Serving the meal

Steaming hot Haggis, Neeps and Tatties about to be served out by Louise Reid


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 ! "
Andy Henderson looks on as Ian Grant cuts open the last haggis.



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


catering staff

There are actually two sittings going on as the helpers are also given a meal.

catering staff

Behind the scenes workers enjoy the main course

Mr George Donald

George Donald, Perth ( weel kint Huntly loon and member of Scotland the What ) proposed the toast to the Immortal Memory of Rabbie Burns.


Joe Brown

Joe Brown, Duncanstone proposed the toast to the Lasses.


Rachel Stewart

Local TV personality, Rachel Stewart, Inverurie replied on behalf of the Lasses.


Rachel and George

Rachel Stewart and George Donald gave us a well received touch of Doric


Donald Murray

Donald Murray, Insch sang a selection of Burns songs


Full house

A company of 113 sat down to the meal this year


Coffee and Tea break

After the speeches the company moved to the small hall for tea / coffee while the main hall is set up for the dance


Coffee and Tea break

Tea / Coffee break


The New Harmonettes

Music for the dance was provided by The New Harmonettes



Dancing in progress


the bar staff

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


Kennethmont Burns Supper speakers 2009

The Top Table Party 2010

Garry Raeburn, Joe Brown
Donald Murray, David Hay, George Donald
Rachel Stewart had to leave before this photo was taken