Lochaber Rotarians enjoy Burns lunch

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Twenty Rotarians and guests sat down to enjoy a novel Burns Supper at their weekly business lunch meeting last week at the Alexandra Hotel in Fort William.

Following a welcoming medley from the club’s in-house musicians, the Hotel’s Angela Nolan carried the haggis aloft into the dining room where past-president John Hutchison gave a stirring Address to the Haggis.

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The club’s in-house musicians welcome guests to the Burns lunch.

The traditional Selkirk Grace was delivered by past president John Gooddall after which everyone enjoyed a hearty  meal of haggis, neeps and tatties’.

Ian Nicol then entertained everyone with a humorous rendition of What happened to Kate, written in the style of Burns’ Tam O’Shanter.

After the lunch, Mr Hutchison led singing of Burns’ Of a the airts, Killiecrankie O and finally Auld Lang Syne. The musicians then bade farewell with a foot tapping medley of Scottish reels.

Club President Iain Johnston thanked everyone, including the hotel staff, for their contribution to a very successful lunch event.