Presidents
The Immortal Memory
Peace and the People
To The Lasses
There Was A Lad
Tam O Shanter
Holy Willie's Prayer
To A Haggis
2015
David J MacDonald
Bert Ritchie
Alistair Deas
Kev Thompson
Kev Thompson
Bob Garmory
Jim Chalmers
Jason Watson
2014
David J MacDonald
Dick West
Tom Myles
Jim McArthur
Dougie Abercrombie
Robert Wallace
Daniel Ritchie
David F MacDonald
2013
David J MacDonald
Kevin Thompson FSA Scot
Prof Bill McIntosh
Albert Ritchie
Bill Adie
Jim Chalmers
Robert Shepherd
Robert F.Wallace
2012
Kev Thompson
FSA Scot
David Baird
Rt Hon Henry McLeish
Iain Harkins
Dougie Abercrombie
William Adie
Kevin Thompson
Robert Garmory
2011
Kev Thompson
FSA Scot
Jimmy Law
Geraint Lang
Cameron Goodall
Alec Abercrombie
Robert Shepherd
Robert Garmory
Dougie Abercrombie
2010
Kev Thompson
FSA Scot
Prof David Purdie
FSA Scot
Anthony Russell
Chic Cameron
Iain Harkins
Wilf Allsop
Frank Sandeman
Jim Young
2009
Bob Garmory
Cameron Goodall
Rev Neil Gardner
Jim Leishman
Tom Hopton
William Adie
Archie Abercrombie
Frank Sandeman
2008
Bob Garmory
Bill Dawson

Kev Thompson
FHEA

Alan Russell
Tom Hopton
Cameron Goodall
Jim Chalmers
David McNeil
2007
Bob Garmory
Alistair Deas
Capt Steven Garmory
Stewart Abercrombie
Wm Adie
Jim Chalmers
Robert Garmory
Wilf Allsop
2006
John Hopton
John Gilfillan
Wilf Allsop
David McNeil
Wm Adie
Robert Shepherd
Jack McEwan
Archie Abercrombie
2005
John Hopton
Gordon Small
Alec Sharp JP
Bill MacIntosh
Alec Abercrombie
Wm Adie
Robert Garmory
Iain Harkins
2004
John Hopton
Peter Meikle
John MacDonald MBE
Jim Paul
Douglas Abercrombie
Wilf Allsop
Jim Chalmers
Jim Chalmers
2003
Alec Abercrombie
David Potter
Michael of Albany
Archie Abercrombie
David F McDonald
Bert Ritchie
Robert Shepherd
David J McDonald
2002
Alec Abercrombie
Donald MacLean MA
Tom Hopton
Hugh Docherty
John Blamey
Wilf Allsop
Jack McEwan
Wm Adie
2001
Alec Abercrombie
Campbell Hewson
David Anderson
Douglas Abercrombie
Tom Hopton
Wm Adie
Robert Garmory
Alasdair Robertson
2000
Tom Hopton
Lord Ewing of Kirkford
Ian Scott
Girwood Anderson
Wm Adie
Wilf Allsop
Robert Shepherd
Robert Garmory
1999
Tom Hopton
Mike Ciesla
John MacDougall JP
Robert Garmory
Kevin Thompson
Robert Shepherd
Jack McEwan
John Blamey
1998
Tom Hopton
William Morrison
Patrick Scott Hogg
John Mitchell
John Blamey
Wm Adie
Wilf Allsop
Tom Waterson
1997
Wilf Allsop
Henry McLeish MP
Ian Park
Tom Young
Wm Adie
James Kerr
Robert Shepherd
Kevin Thompson
1996
Wilf Allsop
Robert Garmory
David Cameron
Peter Rodger
Kevin Thompson
Wm Adie
Sydney Smith
Frank Sandeman
1995
Wilf Allsop
James Kerr
Robert Garmory
Robert Buchan
Wm Adie
Kevin Thompson
Sydney Smith
Robert Shepherd
1994
Bob Garmory
David McNeil
Wm Moodie CBE OPM
William Paul
Kevin Thompson
Robert Shepherd
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John Conway
1993
Bob Garmory
Charles Kennedy
Sydney B Smith
James Ferguson
Tom Hopton
Jim Paterson
Wilf Allsop
Humphrey Evry
1992
Bob Garmory
Hugh S Docherty
David McNeil
Archie Abercrombie
Wm Adie
John Conway
Wilf Allsop
Norman Watters
1991
Norman Watters
Wilf Allsop MA
Ronald McLaren
Edwin G Smith
John Blamey
Robert Garmory
Jack McEwan
Archie Abercrombie
1990
Norman Watters
Harry Ewing MP
Rev Brian Tomlinson
Wm Morrison
Jim Ewan
Wilf Allsop
Sydney Smith
Tom Paterson
1989
Norman Watters
Felix Todd
Donald Watt
Wm Clark
Alec Abercrombie
Wm Adie
Sydney Smith
Hugh Docherty
1988
Hugh Docherty
David M Tait
Chas. Bowman
Wm G Mackintosh
Wm Balfour
Wilf Allsop
Robert Garmory
Wilf Allsop
1987
Hugh Docherty
Wm B Livingstone
John MacDonald MBE
Peter Hutton
James McDermid
Sydney B Smith
Jack McEwan
1986
Hugh Docherty
Norman MacCaig
Jim Paterson
RD Brady
Jim Ewan
Robert Garmory
Jack McEwan
Wm Adie
1985
Hugh Docherty
Raymond Lamont Brown
Jack McEwan
A Abercrombie
Wm Sharkey
Wilf Allsop
Jim Paterson
1984
Hugh Docherty
Rev James Greig
Wilf Allsop
Wm Sharkey
Wm Adie
Jim Paterson
Sydney Smith
Tom Paterson
1983
Hugh Docherty
Kenneth Dron MA
Henry McLeish
Campbell Houston
Wm Sharkey
Sydney B Smith
John Conway
Wm Johnstone
1982
Hugh Docherty
Robert Buchan
Robert Garmory
Andrew Nardone
Tom Paterson
Sydney B Smith
John Conway
Jim Paterson
1981
Hugh Docherty
Abe Train
Charles Laing
Jim Paterson
James McDermid
Wilf Allsop
Tom Paterson
1980
Hugh Docherty
Sydney B Smyth
Norman Watters
George Cooper
Wm Adie
Jim Paterson
Tom Paterson
1979
Hugh Docherty
Arthur Ramsay
Ian Robertson
Stuart Robertson
Wm Sharkey
A Michie
Charles Kennedy
1978
Hugh Docherty
James Paterson
Jim McDermid
Robert Buchan
Norman Watters
A Michie
Wm Adie
1977
Jim Gillies
Sir George Sharp OBE
Dan Cullen
Jim Paterson
Entire Company
Norman Watters
Jim Ewan
1976
Jim Gillies
Alex Cook
James Arthur
James Ewan
John Gillies
Jim Paterson
Jim Balfour
1975
Jim Gillies
George Coleshill
Jim Paterson
Dave Robb
John Gillies
Charles Kennedy
Jim Ewan
1974
Jim Gillies
Hugh Mac Diarmid
Ronald Hunter
Hugh Docherty
Wm Sharkey
Charles Kennedy
Jim Ewan
1973
Jim Gillies
James Arthur BSc MA
James Hunter
Jim Paterson
Wm Sharkey
Charles Kennedy
Jim Ewan
1972
Jim Gillies
George Stevenson
James Crichton
Agnew Walkingshaw
John Gillies
Jim Paterson
Tom Paterson
1971
Jim Gillies
Rev. W.L. Wilson
TF McKay
Dr Gordon Greig
John Gillies
Jim Paterson
Tom Paterson
1970
Jim Gillies
Norman MacCaig
Dimitri Ardamotsky
James Arthur MA
John Gillies
James Gillies
Tom Paterson
1969
Jim Gillies
Bruce McGuff
Jack Stuart MA
Alex Law
John Gillies
James Gillies
Andrew Graham
Tom Paterson
1968
Jim Gillies
George Sharp
John Murdoch
Hugh Docherty
John Gillies
Andrew Graham
Jim Paterson
Tom Paterson
1967
Jim Gillies
Jack Stewart MA
George Sharp
James Thomson
John Gillies
Tom Paterson
1966
Jim Gillies
Robert Selkirk JP
1965
Jim Gillies
Joe Fyffe
John Murdoch
John Gillies
John Gillies
James Gillies
1964
Jim Gillies
Edwin Morgan
Abe Moffat
Robert McIntyre
John Gillies
James Gillies
James Gillies
1963
John Murdoch
Hugh Mac Diarmid
M Taylor
James Balfour
Entire Company
James Gillies
James Gillies
1962
John Murdoch
Dr. Gordon Greig
Alec McCrindle
Thomas McIntyre
John Gillies
James Gillies
1961
John Murdoch
Hugh Mac Diarmid
John McArthur
J Gillies
John Gillies
Jim Balfour
1960
John Murdoch
Norman MacCaig
1959
John Murdoch
Hugh Mac Diarmid
1958
John Murdoch
Alex McCrindle
John Drummond
Agnew Walkingshaw
Colin Murray
James Gillies
1957
John Murdoch
Hugh Mac Diarmid
1956
John Murdoch
Phil Stein
1955
John Murdoch
Hugh Mac Diarmid
1954
John Murdoch
Hugh Mac Diarmid
1953
John Murdoch
Hamish Henderson
1952
John Murdoch
Martin Milligan
1951
John Murdoch
William Lauchlan
1950
John Murdoch
Murdoch Taylor
1949
John Murdoch
John Murdoch
1948
John Murdoch
Andrew Mackie
1947
John Murdoch
Richard Mackie
1946
John Murdoch
Richard Mackie
1945
John Murdoch
David McMillan
1944
John Murdoch
Robert Selkirik
1943
John Murdoch
James Ord
1942
John Murdoch
John Murdoch
1941
John Murdoch
Matthew Bird


Autographs


from 1957...Jim Gillies (then Secretary and from 1964, President)
from 1961
Norman MacCaig, Hugh MacDiarmid and John Murdoch (President BPBC)

from 1981
Charles Laing (Proposer of Peace and the People) &
Abe Train (Immortal Memory - Past President World Burns Fed)



Some previous Proposers of the
Immortal Memory
Bob selkirk
Hamish Henderson
Hugh MacDiarmid
Robert Selkirk 1944
Hamish Henderson 1953
Hugh Mac Diarmid
1954,55,57,59,61,63,74
Norman MacCaig

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Harry Ewing
Norman MacCaig 1960,70,86
Felix Todd 1989
Lord Ewing of Kirkford
1990, 2000
David McNeil
Henry McLeish
Cambell Hewson
David McNeil 1994
Henry McLeish 1997
Campbell Hewson 2001
(in middle)

 

Previous proposers of the Immortal Memory

1957 Hugh Mac Diarmid
1956 Phil Stein
1955 Hugh Mac Diarmid
1954 Hugh Mac Diarmid
1953 Hamish Henderson
1952 Martin Milligan
1951 William Lauchlan
1950 Murdoch Taylor
1949 John Murdoch
1948 Andrew Mackie
1947 Richard Mackie
1946 Richard Mackie
1945 David McMillan
1944 Robert Selkirik
1943 James Ord
1942 John Murdoch
1941 Matthew Bird

 

 

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