Jimmy Johnstone


 Honorary Member of ‘Let it Blaw’

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

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 unique 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.