IRVINE Lasses Burns Club have celebrated the life and work of Scotland's bard in style

The local club held their annual dinner on Saturday, February 3, taking part in all the typical traditions of the famous Ayrshire bard.

The Lasses are also nearing a landmark occasion as the weekend saw them host their annual dinner for the 49th time.

Their evening, which was presided over by club president Margaret McDougall, began with David Burns, president of Kilwinning Burns Club and past president of Irvine Burns Club, proposing the immortal memory.

Debbie White then offered the toast to the laddies before Derek Murdoch, another past president of the Irvine Burns Club, gave response.

There was plenty of entertainment on the night, provided by popular West Kilbride duo The McCullochs.

All in attendance then enjoyed their meal after the haggis was piped in by honorary member of the Lasses club Jimmy Cook, which was addressed by group member Jean Swinley.

Two other members of the Lasses took part, with Helen Matthews reading Burns' poem The Rights of Woman, while Rosemary Murdoch's rhyming vote of thanks rounded off the evening at the Riverside Lodge Hotel.

The next event for the Lasses is their AGM on March 7 in the Wellwood Burns Centre & Museum.