Improvements at Aberlemno Hall

COMMITTEE members discussed the recent energy efficiency improvements at Aberlemno village hall which had been carried out with the financial support of Angus Environmental Trust, when they met in February.

These improvements included the fitting of new, more thermally efficient doors and increased insulation.

Hall users have already reported the benefits of the recent work.

The annual Burns’ Supper was also discussed and all agreed that this had been another successful and very well-attended event with an enjoyable meal followed by a good range of speakers and a variety of other entertainment.

Ken Smith “Addressed the Haggis”, which had been piped in by Angus Milne while Tom Sampson said the Grace.

Following the meal, Bob Smith demonstrated his extensive knowledge of Burns when he delivered the Immortal Memory.

Alan Watt “Toasted the Lassies” in the traditional manner while Heather Wately gave a less traditional reply. Bob Myles gave a rousing version of Tam O’Shanter and Ken Smith had his audience in stitches with his dramatised rendition of Holy Willie’s Prayer.

The evening was rounded off with a selection of Scottish music from Alan Morrison and Donald Webster and songs from Davina Farquharson.

Possible social and fund-raising events were discussed and will be decided at the March meeting.