Kennethmont Burns Supper, 22 Jan 2011


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 2011

Cooks Wilma Grant and Brenda MacDonald check their famed broth.

Kennethmont Burns Supper 2011

This year the Rannes Hall was set out for 106 guests


The top table

The Top Table
Chairman John Mack, centre, officiated during the evening.


John Mack

Chairman - John Mack, Premnay


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

The Piper and Chef receive their " dram " from Alastair McPherson


Alastair McPherson

Alastair McPherson, Alford addressing the Haggis


Chef du Jour

Wullie carries the Haggis away.


Serving the meal

Broth being served up by Brenda, Wilma and Elizabeth Henderson


Serving the meal

Phyllis Dawson about to serve up piping hot soup while Judith Mitchell has her plates filled


Serving the meal

Steaming hot Haggis, Neeps and Tatties about to be served out by Mandy Cowe



A section of the company


Serving the meal

Holly Gill passes along the line of " hamely fare"



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 and Wullie look on as Ian Grant readies the last haggis.



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

Alison and Jim Hunter, Glens O' Foudland

Dessert served


Greg Moir & Co.

Dessert served

Clll. Provost Howatson

Provost Bill Howatson - Aberdeenshire Council proposed the toast to the Immortal Memory of Rabbie Burns.


Jim Hunter

Jim Hunter, Glens O' Foudland proposed the toast to the Lasses.


Lorna Paterson

Lorna Paterson, Forglen replied on behalf of the Lasses making use of her football punditry skills


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



Alistair Salter Band

Music for the dance was provided by The Alistair Salter Band


Burns Supper Dance

Dance time



Dancing in progress


the bar staff

Colin Shanks and Sarah Grant ran the bar this year


Kennethmont Burns Supper speakers 2011

The Top Table Party 2011

Alastair McPherson, Jim Hunter, Lorna Paterson, John Mack, Cllr. Bill Howatson - Provost of Aberdeenshire

© 2011