On Saturday, January 27, Irvine Burns Club held its 198th Annual Celebration to commemorate the birth of our National Bard.

An excellent meal was provided by Laurie Hedley and his team.

There then followed an evening of good addresses, poetry, music, song and most importantly, fellowship.

In the photograph of top table guests and entertainers at the Wellwood Burns Club and Museum are:

Back Row: Bill Nolan; Margaret Greenlees; David Burns (President of Kilwinning BC); Pernille Quigg; Stephen Quigg (Vice President elect); Melissa Anderson who addressed "The Haggis"; Scott Gallacher (President of Eglinton BC) and Piper Scott Garden.

Front Row: Derick McRitche (Deacon Convener); Iain McPhail (Vice President); Angus Middleton (President); Provost of NAC, Anthea Dickson; Gordon Storrar (Capt. Irvine Carters' Socy.) and Margaret McDougall (President of Irvine Lasses).