James McCullagh



Croupier  1908

Reply to the Toast  “Commercial Interests of the District”  1904,  1912,  1921,  1926

Proposer of the Toast  “The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns”   1905

Proposer of the Toast  “Kindred Clubs”  1910

Proposer of the Toast  “The Navy & The Army” or “Imperial Forces”  1914


Served on the Club Committee

1903,  1904,  1905,  1906,  1907,  1908,  1912,  1914



Became a member of ‘Let it Blaw’   c.1903


First mentioned in Toast List/Programme 1903


James McCullagh took over as Landlord of the Malleny Arms in 1902. His first involvement with ‘Let it Blaw’ was as the host of the annual Suppers but, in time, he became more actively involved participating in the Toasts and harmony. He served on the Committee for at least a year and proposed the Immortal Memory of Burns in 1905.


By 1920, James had retired and was staying at 63 Harrison Road, Edinburgh. However, by then he had acquired ownership of 8 dwellings at Society Buildings, Balerno, two of which were rented by Henry Rankin & family (Harry & Robin Rankin)William Wintour, and possibly two other members of ‘Let it Blaw.’


James is the father of Andrew McCullagh.