Bob Brown (Broon o’ the Latch)


Proposer of the Toast  “The Immortal Memory of Robert Burns”    1972

Bob became a member of ‘Let it Blaw’  in the 1960s. Accurate Membership Records from that period have not survived.

He was invited to propose the Immortal Memory at the 1957 and 1958 Suppers but was unable to do so. He eventually did propose the Toast in 1972. In papers relating to that period, his address was given as “The Latch, Kirknewton” which we assume was in or about Latch Farm.

Bob was affectionately known as “Broon o’ the Latch” to differentiate him from “Sweep“, another Bob Brown within ‘Let it Blaw’ at the same time.