"After tea, pies and haggis had been served, Mr Munro Adamson, Drumpark, gave an interesting paper on "Burns", illustrated by several songs, which were greatly appreciated. The "haggis" was played in by Piper Redpath, Leven, and carried round the room by Mr D Wallace, who was dressed in the style of the Bard and Mr J Y Hunter, headmaster Cellardyke, recited the "Address to the Haggis" in fine style. A musical programme comprising Burn's songs was also carried through."
The Largo W.R.I. also regularly observed Burns Nicht. The 1927 event in the Simpson Institute was reported in the Courier:
"The haggis, which was carried by Miss M Kidd, was piped in by Mr Pedan, Lahill. An interesting paper was given by Rev. WIlliam Neil, Newburn, and was greatly appreciated. The songs "My Heart is Sair" and "Sweet Afton" were rendered by Miss C Baxter, Upper Largo and "Comin' through the Rye" and "Ca' the Ewes" were sung by Mrs Somerville....."To a Mouse" was recited by Miss N Blyth, Buckthorns. Haggis brought by the members was sold to augment the Rural funds."
Below is an image of Burns Cottage, Alloway. If you have recollections of Burns celebrations in the Lundin Links and Largo area, please comment.