Proposer of the Toast “The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns” 1979
Reply to the Toast “Guests & Artistes” 1984, 1986
Reply to the Toast “The Artistes” 1993
Proposer of the Toast “Let it Blaw – the Balerno Burns Club” 1995
Became a member of ‘Let it Blaw’ 1974
First mentioned in Toast List/Programme/Committee as a club member in 1975…….
However, he also gets mentions in the supper records from the 1950s as it appears, while working for Bob Turnbull in the Malleny Arms, he talked his boss into letting him carry the Haggis in to dinner behind the piper each year. Those who knew Loppy might uncharitably think that the dram for him on the Haggis Table had something to do with his enthusiam.