Burns Supper 2023
The 2023 Burns Supper is scheduled to take place on Friday 27th January 2023 at the Alexandria Masonic Hall. Please use contact form if you have not received correspondence via post.
RBWF Lecture Series – 2023
The Robert Burns World Federation continues its Lecture series with Roger Griffith who will speak on “The Glencairn Aisle and Ayrshire’s ‘Glorious Tombs’”. The Lecture will be held on Tuesday 23rd February at 7:30pm. Zoom Details and tickets can be got from Eventbrite at :
The Glencairn Aisle in Kilmaurs is the well hidden location of a magnificent AD1600 mural monument to the 7th Earl of Glencairn and his family as well as housing the crypt where many other Cunningham Earls are interred. Additionally two medieval cross slabs with dragon motifs are displayed here, possibly belonging to the Cunningham founders of one of only two Ayrshire collegiate colleges, the remains of which lie nearby, once purposed to provide continual prayers for the souls of the Ayrshire Cunninghams until John Knox abolished the practice at the time of the Scottish Reformation. A memorial plaque commemorates James Cunningham, the 14th earl and well known friend and patron of Robert Burns who is himself likely to have visited the aisle on one of his journeys to visit Frances Dunlop at Dunlop House or his Uncle Robert in Stewarton. Ayrshire’s oldest ‘Glorious Tomb’, the mural monument itself was once gilded with gold leaf and painted in many rich colours, all surrounded by the whitewashed walls of the aisle and lit by a striking tracery stained glass window. The other ‘Glorious Tombs’ existing at Ballantrae, Largs, Dunlop and Ayr will be mentioned in passing.
Clan Cunningham International and the Glencairn Aisle Preservation Group are at present urgently raising funds for the restoration and maintenance of the aisle.
Club Ties (Red and Blue) – £8
Badges – £5