News Round Up


ABA Aberdeen held a most successful Burns Supper on Saturday 13th January in Gordon Barracks, Bridge of Don, which was enjoyed by well over 100 members and their guests.

ABA Fife held their Burns Supper in the Tipsy Nipper Restaurant, Fife Airport, on Friday 16th February. Members from Fife were joined by members from Glasgow, Perth & District, Dundee and Stirlingshire for a most enjoyable evening.

ABA Glasgow held a Burns Supper in Darcy's Restaurant, Glasgow, on Saturday 24th February. This was another exceptional evening with a number of excellent guest speakers and a first class menu for those fortunate enough to be able to attend.

ABA members and guests attended the Quarterly Service at the Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle, on Sunday 11th March. At the end of the service the Lowland Band of the RRS played the "Ride of the Valkyries" prior to members moving to the Royal Scots Club for lunch.

The ABA 2018 Annual Muster in Dunfermline was enjoyed by members and their guests on a fresh but dry spring day. The service in the Abbey was memorable in so many ways with an excellent sermon preached by the Reverend Bob Whitman. As always the music and choral singing on these occasions was superb. A parade followed in the nearby Pittencrieff Park and was led by the Tullis Russell Brass Band and the ABA National & Branch Standards. The salute was taken by the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Fife, Mrs Fiona Robertson. Lunch was taken in the Glen Pavilion with background music played by the Tullis Russell Brass Band. The piper also played two sets during lunch. 

The Perth & District Gathering held on Saturday 12th May was very well attended by members including those who had  travelled from other branches. It was by all accounts a most successful and enjoyable event.