Irvine residents got together to celebrate Robert Burns in the Heckling Shed after the event had to be cancelled two years in a row.

Irvine Incorporated Trades Cordiners held their big Burns Supper celebration on Friday, March 11 – enjoying a return to some normality in the place the Bard worked during his time in the town.

Cllr Scott Gallacher said: “The Cordiner Craft of Irvine Incorporated Trades held their first Burns Supper for two years in the Heckling Shed on Friday night. As in previous years, the event was a sell-out, with a fantastic night had by all.




“The main speakers were Hugh Farrell who proposed the Immortal Memory, Jim Morrison who had come from Auchinleck to propose a hilarious Toast to the Lassies, and Iain McPhail, president of Kilwinning Burns Club, who entertained with Tam O’ Shanter and Holy Wullies Prayer, amongst other shorter poems.





“The music was provided by Bobby McCallum, another weel-kent face from Auchinleck. Ex Deacon Convener Ed Spence kept the best of order as the chairman.




“The Cordiners would like to thank all entertainers for helping make a very successful evening, Winton Caterers for supplying an excellent meal, and the patrons for their continued support of this event.




“It was good after all this time to finally be able to get back together, and return to some form of normality.”