Croupier 1883, 1888
Proposer of the Toast “Commercial Interests of the District” 1883
Reply to the Toast “Other Scots Poets” 1888
Served on the Club Committee
Became a member of ‘Let it Blaw’ c.1881
First mentioned in Toast List/Programme 1883
James Raeburn was a 68 year old Retired Saddlemaker when ‘Let it Blaw’ was founded in 1881.
For that reason this James Raeburn may well have been one of the “23 Gentlemen who attended the first ‘Let it Blaw’ in 1881” .
Perhaps an example of the significance of James’ role in Club affairs in the first ten years of Let it Blaw is that when George Y. Robertson, in his role of Club Bard, presented a collection of rhymes at the 1891 annual Supper and mentioned many prominent members of the Club, James Raeburn was one of those incuded. The presentation was printed by Club Member A. G. Moir (at his own expense) and a copy of the printed version is included in the Club Minute Book of the period. The layout has been adapted for our website and can be viewed at Ragged Rhymes .
This James Raeburn is not Dr. James A. Raeburn who was also a Member of ‘Let it Blaw’ in the same era.