ON Saturday, January 27, the Riding of the Marches held their annual Burns Fayre in the Bowling Green Sanquhar.

Chairman for the evening was the ever popular Scott Jamieson who kept the evening’s procedures running like clockwork.

Scott introduced a spectacular top table of both young and not so young local talent which began with young Euan Paterson piping in the haggis which was proudly carried by Cornets Lass Ashley Cook.

Riding of the Marches Chairman Norman Burns gave the ‘Selkirk Grace’ and next up with an amazing ‘Address tae the Haggis’ was P6 pupil Leith Haddow.

Chris McTeir gave a very amusing ‘toast tae the Lassies’ and Ashley & Bronwyn got their own back with a very fitting reply.

Another up and coming young star was Liam Halliday who gave us a mesmerising rendition of ‘Tam O’ Shanter’.

The company was also well entertained with a selection of songs by Claire McTeir, while Bella’s Quiz’ went down a storm with the eventual winners being Sophie’s table.

Next on the agenda was the ‘Star oh Rabbie Burns’ annual singing competition which was judged by our very own Simon, Louis and Gary, and was won for the second year running by ‘Reany’s Rascals’.

The Riding of the Marches social committee would like to thank Sanquhar Bowling Club and also an extra big thank you to Babs and her helpers for the lovely meal.

The evening came to an end with ‘Auld Lang Syne’ and a selection of ‘weel kent tunes’ by Euan on his pipes.