Electrician to rescue as power cut hits supper

Despite a last-minute power cut, the annual Teviothead church Burns supper was again voted a huge success.

Thanks to local electrician Alan Smith and Scottish Power, the electricity was promptly reconnected and the candles put away to allow proceedings to continue.

The Immortal Memory was ably proposed by Gordon Jackson MBE, with Andrew Elliot toasting the lassies in fine style, before Marjory Tennant, complete with a popular calendar, gave a capable reply.

Recitations were by John Tullie who also read a poem written by fellow farmer Alan Smith which was very well received.

The musical entertainment comprised Stuart Anderson on accordion and song, Louise Douglas on fiddle, and songs from Jennifer Warwick and Dougie Riddell.

The Rev. Lisa Jane Rankin was in the chair for the evening, with the haggis, which was supplied by Hutton’s of Hawick, carried in by Eric Watson.

Catering was by the lassies and the vote of thanks Pat Douglas.

An event spokesperson said: “Thanks to all who helped and attended and were patient at the start!”

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