A great night was had by all when Dumbarton Burns Club' held their 160th anniversary Burn Supper last Friday on Burns Night.

A total of 92 members and guests went along to the milestone event, which took place in the Masonic Temple, Gilmour Street, Alexandria on January 25.

Everyone enjoyed a traditional Burns supper which included scotch broth, 'Haggis wi' Champit Tatties and Bashit Neeps' and steak pie, provided by Robert Mills of Venue Catering.

The evening was chaired by the current President, George McCaughey, who also, in line with the club's tradition, gave the Immortal Memory which celebrates Burns' enduring spirit.

Songs were provided by John Young who started the proceedings with ‘Rantin’ Roving Robin’, he also rounded off the night with ‘Rory Murphy, The Piper of Dumbarton.’

For the first time in many years they had guest singers, John and William McDonald who gave rousing renditions of Burns songs.

Poems were recited by vice-president David Kinniburgh who performed Burns’ epic and best loved poem 'Tam o’ Shanter', and Les Reynolds who was ‘Holy Willie’ complete with nightgown and candle.

A surprise item on the bill was Ian McLean giving Holy Willie’s perspective on Burns' poem about him when he recited his own poem, ‘Holy Willie’s Despair’.

Geoff Depledge organised this year's charity appeal which raised £1,200, the club donated £2,000 to various charities last year.

Photographs were taken, as usual, by their talented member Bill Kean.

After a vote of thanks given by David Kinniburgh, in the words of Robert Burns: “each took aff his several way,

"Resolved to meet some ither day.”