Before we sat down to listen to Archie- another first & a RESULT.
Bobbie supplied us with fab Pies, made with thin pastry & containing tatties, haggis & neeps AND 2000 calories. Bloody great- Thanks Bobbie
We were lucky enough to book Archie again as a Winter Speaker to our Club.
Archie is famous for his detailed research into individual pieces of history, viz his talks on Sir Alexander Fleming & The Victoria Cross.
Perhaps more obscure is the history of the establishment of the Burns Federation. This is & was the body that overseas the overall welfare and the reputation & authenticity associated with the Bard. It is “overhanging” the thousands of Burns Clubs throughout the World.
It was interesting to note that it took an enthusiast from London, one from Greenock & one from Kilmarnock to get the Federation established. More disappointing is to note the almost total disinterest of the elected officials in Kilmarnock to acknowledge the history & indeed the potential tourist value to the town. Shame on them.