Our thanks to Jimmy Johnstone for this Report.
BALERNO BURNS CLUB No. 340
The Club is in guid hert with an additional twenty
Gentlemen keen to gain entry.
The annual Nicht wi’ the Lasses held in Johnsburn
House on December 4 was a resounding success, as
was the eagerly-awaited annual supper held again in
the Kestrel Hotel on January 23, 1988. The latter was
voted one of the most enjoyable ever thanks mainly
to plethora of talent within the Club.
The long – established verse and song competition
between pupils of Deanpark Primary School was
adjudicated by Club Members during February. The
high standard overall reflected the enthusiasm both of
dedicated staff and the children.
As the retirement of Mr Ian Falconer, headmaster,
is intimated, it is timely for us to record our grateful
thanks to this ideal teacher who has carried on the
Burnsian Tradition set by his predecessor, the late Mr
Fred Belford. Mr Falconer has fostered and sustained
interest in the Bard among pupils over a period of at
lease a quarter of a century. Well done Ian !
A presentation to him in due course, of a copy of the
Subscribers Edition of the Complete Letters is
Meanwhile a local competition is current to design
a Club Badge.