Let it Blaw – 1985

by untangledwebl

These photographs of ‘Let it Blaw’ 1985 were found by John Mathers when clearing his loft in 2019.

They are believed to be the oldest surviving Supper photographs.

They are significant as they feature several cronies not found elsewhere on our website.

Gordon Grant addresses the Haggis with, standing behind him, our Piper Kerr Cowan 

and the owner of the Kestrel Hotel, Dougie Blyth.

Seated left to right there’s one of the Croupiers John CossarBertie Barr,

Ian Campbell and, just visible on the edge, Malcolm Smith

Dave Tanner proposes the Toast to the Immortal Memory of Burns

with, sitting behind him, President Eddie McCue, then Jim Tait

and his guest/neighbour Donald Hastie behind whom, in the corner, is Willie Shanks

 Jim Tait probably reciting “Tam o’ Shanter”

 It’s thought this is the first of countless occasions

Jimmy Johnstone (Caesar) and Alex Hood (Luath) performed the “The Twa Dogs, a Tale.’

Seated from left to right are: Jim Nixon, ? , Jim BrownDave RussellBill GrieveJimmy McLatchie

 Not sure if this is Double Exposed or whether there might be three photographs

stacked on top of each other but no doubt the contents of those glasses

had something to do with the problem.

On the left, not one but two Willie Shanks, and behind them both is Bill Grieve and his accordion.

Standing tall is Rob GibsonJohn Cossar, John Ross (behind), Jim Nixon and John Graham