Jim Nixon

1993,  1994,  1995,  1996

Reply to the Toast  “Guests & Artistes”  1983

Proposer of the Toast  “The Artistes”  1991

Proposer of the Toast  “The Lasses”  1993

Proposer of the Toast  “Let it Blaw – the Balerno Burns Club”  1997

Reply to the Toast  “The Lasses”  1989,  1999

Proposer of the Toast  “Our Hosts” or “The Landlord – Landlady”   1988,  2003,  2008

Served on the Club Committee
1993,  1994,  1995,  1996

Jim became a member of ‘Let it Blaw’ in 1977.

With great sadness, we have to record the death of our cronie Jim Nixon at the age of 85 years.

Jim had been ill for some time but managed to attend ‘Let it Blaw’ until 2020.  In late 2020, he resigned his membership which stretched back some 43 years, due to worsening ill-health.

He was admitted to hospital for a short time before passing away on Saturday 23rd October 2021.

Jim was a former Croupier and Committee Member and will long be remembered for hilarious stories about his native Northern Ireland and life in general. I recall him being asked on several occasions to stand at ‘Let it Blaw’ and just tell some stories; the difficulty was always getting him to sit down again.

The Club was well represented at Jim’s funeral service at Kirknewton Parish Church.

Alex J Hood