Border Club’s big night

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The Border Club’s annual dinner once again comprised two top-notch speakers, first-class musical entertainment, and camaraderie aplenty.

The popular annual event, which was held in the Bridge Function Rooms last Friday night, saw club president David ‘Chappy’ Chapman offering members and guests a warm welcome, before introducing two of Scotland’s foremost after-dinner speakers in Peter C. Brown and Sandy Strang.

Peter is a retired banker with a growing reputation as one of the best speakers in the business, and is in huge demand for corporate and sporting functions throughout Scotland. 

Sandy was a one-time top amateur footballer, and is also massively popular on the after-dinner circuit, having shared the stage with many famous faces of the sporting world including Denis Law and Frank McAvennie.

Both speakers performed to an appreciative audience and diners enjoyed the pair’s sharp wit and repartee.

Throughout the evening, recently-reformed local band Up in Arms played some of their latest songs. Their intimate set providing a taster for their first public gig in three years at the Border Club tonight (Friday).

Iain ‘Scocha’ Scott gave the vote of thanks, during which he mentioned the Bridge Function Rooms’ fabulous hospitality and Brydon’s Bakery and Restaurant for a very fine meal.

Iain finished the night off by singing the Club song, ‘My Borderland’.