At 202nd Dunfermline United Burns Club (DUBC) supper this week, held at Crossford’s Keavil House Hotel, pupils from Queen Anne and Dunfermline High School joined over 200 guests to celebrate the life of the Bard.
The 17-year-old pupils were in the company of John Cumming, a bagpiper and former pupil of St Columbus High, who won the Mel Rennie Quaich. Commissioned by Mrs Flora Rennie 12 years ago in memory of her late husband who was a Burns enthusiast, the Quaich is awarded annually by DUBC to encourage local young people to take an interest in Robert Burns.
Other young people performed for guests on the evening, including Freya Stobie, Liam Forrest and Alison McFarlane.
We have been a sponsor of the DUBC suppers for many years and it’s so refreshing to see young people still getting into the spirit of Robert Burns – 230 years since his works were first published.