Jimmy Johnstone MBE

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Honorary Member of ‘Let it Blaw’

Honorary President
2016,  2017
Honorary Vice-President
2014,  2015
President
1993, 1994
Vice-President
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992
Secretary
1996, 1997
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1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Proposer of the Toast “The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns”   1983, 1997, 2012
Proposer of the Toast  “Let it Blaw – the Balerno Burns Club”   1985,  2009,  2016
Recited  “Tam o’ Shanter”   1987,  1988,  1999
Proposer of the Toast  “Chairman & Croupiers”  1990,  1992
Proposer of the Toast  ” The Lasses ”  1991, 2013
Served on the Club Committee
1987,  1988,  2013,  2014,  2015

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Became a member of ‘Let it Blaw’ 1977

 

While the above list of credentials looks impressive, it barely begins to sum up Jimmy’s contribution to ‘Let it Blaw’;  In addition to the above, add ‘The Twa Dogs’ on at least 7 occasions, a part in ‘Willie Brew’d a Peck o’ Maut’ on at least 4 occasions, an ‘Address to the Unco Guid’ a few times, countless other recitals, and it’s not surprising that Jimmy became Honorary President of ‘Let it Blaw’.

In 1997 ‘Let it Blaw’ enjoyed a uique event when the Toast, “The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns,’ was proposed by Jimmy together with long-time friend and former colleague Hugh Fraser MBE QPM.
Jimmy died on 30th May 2017. His contribution to ‘Let it Blaw’ was immense.