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Castle Semple held its first Burns Supper in more than a decade last Saturday night. We shouldn't have waited so long. The evening, held in the McKillop Hall Lochwinnoch was a huge success. Members and friends enjoyed a superb, traditional meal and the homegrown entertainment was of a very high order.

Stuart Slaven took the initiative with the catering and other members mucked in to make sure that everyone ate their fill.

Rachel Robertson, Paul Denholm and Caroline Parker recited Burns and Karen and Ivar Campbell toasted lads and lassies, but the revelation of the night was the music. Steven Conner, on guitar, played a number of Burns hits. Stevie then accompanied Nicola Slaven with a beautiful rendition of 'My Love is like'. The late addition to the programme and another highlight was singer, Louise Hiddleston (Juniors Coach), and talented guitarist, Shaun Lithgow, playing a few well chosen songs. A rousing '500 miles' and 'Auld Lang Syne' ended a very successful celebration.

Thanks to all who chipped in and made the evening run smoothly.

Roll on Burns Night 2017!

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