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Ellon groups celebrate Robert Burns

By Kirsty Brown

HAGGIS was on the menu as the people of Ellon and the surrounding areas celebrated Burns night.

Residents at Ythanvale Care Home enjoyed a traditional meal of haggis, neeps and tatties, complete with piper Sean McLean and the beloved Address Tae A Haggis performed by Roddy Gourlay.

Ellon Burns Club held their annual Burns Supper celebration in the Buchan Hotel which featured a full programme of recitations, toasts and musical entertainment.

The Address Tae A Haggis was given by Alan Cameron after the beastie's arrival thanks to piper Jim McLeod.

Amongst those entertaining the company on the night were John Sinclair, Sandy Simpson, Mark Forrest and Angela Allen.

The Immortal Memory, paying homage to Robert Burns, was led by Sandy Manson.

Ellon RBL Pipe Band held a well supported Burns supper in Victoria Hall, where the haggis was addressed by Colin Anderson.

Following the meal the musical entertainment was provided by Country Edition.

Ellon Senior Citizens’ group also held a Burns supper style lunch for members in Ellon Legion, with the committee members taking on the top table roles.

Burns. Picture: Phil Harman
Burns. Picture: Phil Harman

The staff at Greens, formerly Costcutters, were handing out free Burns suppers to their customers throughout the day, as well as having a piper playing in store at various points through the day.

Staff at Greens. Picture: Phil Harman
Staff at Greens. Picture: Phil Harman

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