James McCullagh

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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

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Served on the Club Committee

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

James became a member of ‘Let it Blaw’ in 1903 and was first mentioned in the Toast List/Programme that year.

He had taken over as Landlord of the Malleny Arms in 1902. His first involvement with ‘Let it Blaw’ had been as the host of the annual Suppers but, in time, he became more actively involved participating in the Toasts and harmony. 

By 1920, James had retired and was staying at 63 Harrison Road, Edinburgh. By then, he had acquired ownership of 8 houses 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.’

It’s thought James was the father of Andrew McCullagh.