Information about BARD AT THE BOAT CLUB
Saturday 25 January 2020
A fund raiser to support Future Development at RWSABC

An approximate schedule for the evening

6:30 Beginning of the evening’s activities
Serve yourself from the buffet and enjoy your meal with friends
Menu: Traditional or Vegetarian Haggis, Neeps, & Tatties, shortbread/tablet, with coffee/tea
Drawing of the Raffle
9:00 The movie begins
10:45 Expected end of the film

Other information:
During the meal you are invited to read out Burn’s Verse of you choosing
You may want to bring your own biscuits and cheese
If you wish to donate a prize for the raffle, please bring it with you on the evening
If you would want to take away leftover food, please bring your own containers


Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to postpone Andy Morton’s talk, planned for 22nd Jan, until 11th March. See revised programme below.

Tickets for this event will go on sale in the Club bar at 5:30pm on Friday 10th Jan.

Ticket price will be confirmed by Tuesday 7th January.

On a similar basis to Hogmanay, there will be a limit of 4 tickets per member initially, tickets have to be paid for in the Bar before your name will go on the list, there is a limit of 66 tickets and there will be a Waiting List. There will also be allocated seating, to make sure we all fit into the Hall.

There is an opportunity for impromptu performances by some of the gathered company during dinner of haggis, neeps & tatties. Then we will be entertained by a number of performances from members and guests.

The evening will end with the showing of a complimentary movie, that may have something to do with the weather over the northern suburbs of Edinburgh, and is likely to result in impromptu singing by the gathered company.

Below are the dates and kick-off times for the games of the tournament that are likely to be shown on the BIG screen in the clubhouse.

Saturday 1st February
16:45 Ireland V Scotland

Saturday 8th February
16:45 Scotland V England
There is an international rowing conference on in the clubhouse over this weekend, but we are in negotiations with the organisers to time the end of Saturday session to allow this game to be shown.

Saturday 22nd February
14:15 Italy V Scotland

Sunday 23rd February
15:00 England V Ireland

Saturday 7th March
14:15 Ireland V Italy

Sunday 8th March
15:00 Scotland v France

Saturday 14th March
14:15 Wales V Scotland
16:45 Italy V England
20:00 France V Ireland

Planning is underway for an evening to celebrate the works of Robert Burns and other prominent Scottish artists. There should be a formal announcement in the coming 7-10 days with details of how to get tickets, their price and an outline programme for the evening.

In brief; there will be hot food, some recitations and musical performances. It will be restricted to 65-70 tickets. This will be followed by a Scottish themed musical movie.

Please keep an eye on this website, noticeboards in clubhouse and the various social media formats we use.

Most of the year we spend our time on the water or outside at the Club. But we have great indoor facilities that really come into their own in the darker and colder months. This weekend we have a day of Movies on Saturday, that will see the place busy from 2:30pm until the wee hours of Sunday.

Tucked away at the back of the Hall is a great Club asset, the Snooker Room. As well as containing the snooker table it is where we set up catering, store instruments during gigs, put the piano when we need the space in the hall, also storing spare chairs for the Hall.

It is a great multi-purpose space, but we should not lose sight of the primary purpose of this space, for playing snooker. The Committee’s attention was drawn to it this week by a Member and we have taken advise from John Parrot Sport before ordered a new set of 2 1/16″ balls, also a new cover for the table. These should arrive today.

As the Club gets busier, spaces within the clubhouse and grounds become more valuable. Multi-function spaces like the Snooker Room need to be respected by all groups of Members using them, so we don’t negatively impact on the asset we have there.

Just a quick update on the event.

As you will have realised the tickets sold out very quickly. Any that have been returned so far have now been taken up, in order, by those on the Waiting List.

The seating plan for the evening has been worked up and will be on display when you come into the clubhouse on Hogmanay. There will also be name cards on the tables to avoid confusion. As we could not get everyone into the Bar that had requested to be seated in there, we thought it best to publish lists of who is in the Bar & who is in the Hall ahead of the evening. Below are the lists based on the principal Member’s name in each group. You will know how many tickets you have bought.

Jean Hutton, Andrew Findlay, Stephen & Lorna Aitken, Jess McInnes, Paul Edgar, Stacey Hearl, Ian Brocket, Janette Findlay, Robert Todd, Colin Burns, Jalene Finnie, James Sweeney, Andy Gordon, Stuart Barr, Gavin Stewart, Al Black, Bill Brogan, Tom Kater, Rose Sloan

Heather Scott, Ewen Chisholm, Martina Franke, Lesley McLaren, Rob Ross, Kathleen Thomlinson, Mick Regan, Lee & Allan Downie, Dick Downie, Hugh Kerr

LET US KNOW ABOUT ANY SPARE TICKETS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, TO ALLOW TIME TO CONTACT THOSE ON THE WAITING LIST… If you wait until nearer the time, people might have made other arrangements and YOU won’t get a refund. Adam can be contacted by all sorts of methods but easiest is

Few wee reminders
• Club opens at 8pm
• Last orders is at 1:30 am
• Club closes at 2am
• Band will start at 9pm approx.
• Curfew of getting in/back in is 1am.
• Please help us out by hanging coats in the Member’s Lounge & Ladies Powder Room
• Help the Bar staff out by returning glasses.
• Help tidy up snack rubbish

For any ‘first timers’ you are encouraged to bring and share snacks. (The smellier the cheese the better)

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