Beautiful Scotland / Haddington 700.
The visit by the judges will be on the 4th of August 2021. Starting at 10 a.m. For more information , to see how the garden is looking and to see the route click here
The Burns Memorial Garden will be one of the features which the Stonehaven Horizon Project plans to present to the Beautiful Scotland this year. The Garden will also be entered into the Haddington 700 project. For more information click here
While things are undoubtedly getting better and the future generally is looking much more promising, the detail in the First Minister's statement yesterday makes it clear we would unfortunately not be able to hold our meeting in May. It has now been scheduled to hold it on Thursday 16th September at the Belvedere Hotel in Stonehaven.
The Horizon Group have installed in the Memorial Garden an old fashioned plough of the type Robert Burns might have used. This has kindly been donated by local farmer Jim Bruce. For more information click here
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.
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.
10th November 2020
Cancellation of AGM and Burns Supper
As the Covid 19 restrictions are still in place club activities are still suspended. It has been decided that The Burns Supper for January 2021 will regrettably not go ahead and the AGM which should have been held in May 2020 will now be held next May
2021. All office bearers and committee members will continue in their posts until then. Sad but necessary I'm afraid.
March 2020 Coronavirus
We have been watching the Coronavirus pandemic unfold, expecting that the day would come when we would have to suspend Burns Club activities for the health and safety of our members.
The next activity for the Club was to have been participation in the Feein' Market in June. This has now been cancelled
Meetings will hopefully resume in September - we will reschedule the AGM for September 2020.
During these hard times look after yourselves and if any of you find you need any support during the coming weeks or months don’t hesitate to contact the club via the email address.
Stay safe & well!
Stonehaven (Fatherland) Burns Club Committee
10th February 2020 Jim McAllan
We were very sorry to hear that long standing member of the Stonehaven Burns Club Jim McAllan has passed away today aged 93. Jim was a member of the Club for over 50 years and was still an active member of the committee up until his death. He is notably famed for Haudin' the haggis at the clubs Burns Suppers on no less than 43 occasions.A quiet couthy farmin' man nothing was too much trouble for him and he will be sorely missed. Jim was given a special presentation on the occasion of his 40th Haudin and the tribute to him can be seen on the site of the Club Suppers in 2016. See here. God bless Jim.