Proposer of the Toast “The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns” 1971
Proposer of the Toast “Let it Blaw – the Balerno Burns Club” 1974, 1982
Proposer of the Toast “The Lasses” 1975
Proposer of the Toast “Our Hosts” or “The Landlord – Landlady” 1981, 1984
Reply to the Toast “Chairman & Croupiers” 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984
Recited the Address “To a Haggis” 1986
The flamboyant Eddie McCue in the Chair while the Founder Members look down from behind
Became a member of ‘Let it Blaw’ in the early 1960s. Accurate Membership Records from that period have not survived.
Edward Frances McCue (Eddie) was born in Balerno in 1919. He reached adulthood as the second world war was beginning so any interest he may have had in the Bard at that stage was put on hold while ‘Let it Blaw’ remained quiet between 1940 and the mid 1950s.
Records of who attended the annual Suppers when they resumed have not survived but, as he was still resident in Balerno, it’s likely that Eddie would have been involved during the late 1950s and was definitely involved from the early 1960s.