Garvock Tap - near Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.
where William and Robert Burnes, the poet’s father and uncle, parted company as young men in 1748 to seek better fortunes in the South. They never saw each other again
The Stonehaven (Fatherland) Burns Club is unique in that we are the only club in the world to have the privilege of having the word Fatherland in our title. We are very proud of this distinction.
“A rich and cultivated but still unenclosed country” is how Robert Burns described the Mearns of Kincardineshire, the land of his forefathers, when he visited the area in 1787.
Goodbye Jim McAllan
It has been deicided by the committee that in light of the ongoing COVID situation and the lack of any Club activity there will be no need to pay a subscription for the current year.
The AGM for 2021 has been booked for the Belvedere Hotel on Thursday 6th May. (Assuming this is allowable by this time!)
Here is an update with what is happening with the Club or to be more precise what is not happening.
The majority view of the committee was that the 2021 supper should be cancelled. The 2021 Supper in January therefore will not go ahead. This is very sad and unfortunate as it is the highlight of the Club's yearly activities but obviously circumstances dictate this.
Re the AGM, the unanimous view was that we cancel the 2020 AGM. Cathie Dawson will be asked to contact the Belvedere and book their small dining room for an evening in May next year when we can hopefully meet and hold our 2021 AGM. All post holders and committee members have agreed to continue in their current post until then.
On a happier note The Horizon Group have done a power of work upgrading and maintaining the Burns Memorial garden in Barclay Street. It is looking very good and fresh now. To support their work it was agreed the Club should make a donation to the Horizon Group to help pay for materials they need to carry out this work. A sum of £240.00 has been given to the group to help their work. We are very grateful for the work they do on our behalf. Visit our Horizon Page - click here
Frank Smith has become our representative on a new website called Stunning Stonehaven where he hopes to post news of the club when we resume our activities. The site address is www.stunningstonehaven.com
Keep safe and let's hope 2021 brings better times.