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Michaelmas Ball 2009, Friday 27th November 2009

My thanks to all members who attended this year's Scottish Borders Manufacturers' Corporation Ball at Dryburgh Abbey Hotel; feedback would suggest that the evening was enjoyed by all. The raffle for my chosen charity CHILDREN 1ST raised a fantastic £815. Many thanks to all those businesses and individuals who generously donated to a worthy cause. My thanks also to Douglas Hardie our ... [more]

31/12/2009

Deacon’s Reply, Friday 30th October 2009

Reply to Michael Moore MP's toast to 'The Scottish Borders and its Industry' Past Deacons, Members, Distinguished Guests, my week started out shakily; the first email I opened on Monday morning was from David Parker’s office letting me know that unfortunately he would be unable to make this evening’s dinner. In the event industry there are two sayings – expect the unexpected – and – ... [more]

02/11/2009

Annual Golf Competition, Friday 25th September 2009

Peebles Golf Course My thanks to Sports Convenor, Jeremy Brett, for organising this year's tournament, which turned out to be a very well supported day with some excellent scores. Andy Simpson of Sykes 37 pts (bih) Craig Jardine of Shorts 37 pts Jamie Macpherson 36 pts Additional thanks to Alan Mathieson (Deaconess), Keith Hendrie and Kenny Short for donating prizes. Sarah M ... [more]

25/09/2009

The Deaconess’ Cocktail Party, Friday 15th May 2009

I was delighted to start the year’s Corporation events with the Deaconess’ Cocktail party, kindly hosted at the home of Lochcarron’s Alistair and Eileen Buchan in Gattonside. The turn out was very impressive considering the flooding that ensued as a sunny week dissolved into a very wet Friday. Plans for the Nenthorn String Quartet to play on the terrace so that we could enjoy Eileen’s beautifu ... [more]

18/05/2009

SBMC Golf Tournament 2008

This year a rearranged tournament was held on the morning of the Michaelmas Ball, at Monksford House by kind permission of Paul Rooney. On a beautiful, fresh and sunny winter morning 12 members and guests played around the interesting and challenging nine hole course using Stableford rules. The course for late November was in excellent condition and the efforts of the green keeper were appreciat ... [more]

14/01/2009

Michaelmas Dinner 2008 - Deacon's reply

Deacons Reply – Michaelmas Dinner 2008 John Swinney Minister, Past Deacons, Members, Guests, It is a great honour for the Corporation to have an eminent and leading member of the Scottish Government here to speak at our dinner. I would like to thank the Cabinet Secretary for his toast to the Scottish Borders & its industry. It is refreshing to hear the views of someone at the heart of ... [more]

14/01/2009

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