Author: crcam

AGM 2020

12 November 2020 We plan to hold a Zoom AGM. This will be held at 19:00 on Thursday 12th November. You can join it by clicking on this link: https://bit.ly/OSGUG-AGM-2020 You will not need to install any special software, just…

A Toast to Kerr and Marion

Sir William and Lady Marion Fraser – A Toast to Kerr and Marion Carol Bateman26 January 2019 Sir William Kerr Fraser worked at the Scottish Office for 33 years and became permanent secretary at the age of 49 and was…

Tribute to Kerr

Sir William Kerr Fraser A tribute, University of Glasgow 24 November 2018 Kerr and the Scottish Office There are many Scottish Office people here today and I hope that I can speak for them. So, my remarks now are addressed…

Mark Three Sleeper

Maist every Monday evenin’ I gae headin’ south by train, And early Friday mornin’ I’m at Waverley again. Aye, I’m thirled tae the sleepers — and of late there’s been a change: The brand new travellin’ bedroom is tae me…

Jubilee Reflections

The Queen cam up tae Scotland for Her Silver Jubilee; An’ whitna’ splendid spectacle – the finest you could see. She rode aboot in carriages, Accomp’nied by the Duke, An’ a’ the folk frae miles aroon’Cam oot tae hae a…

Immortal Memory

Ladies and Gentlemen It is a privilege for me to be here tonight to propose the toast to the Immortal Memory of Robert Burns. I think that this is the 16th Burns Supper of OSGUG and as far as I…

New Year News from OSGUG

Burns Supper There will be an OSGUG Burns Supper held at Coseners House in Abingdon on Saturday 4th February 2017. Alistair Mills will propose the Immortal Memory and Ken McClements will give us Tam O’Shanter. There will also be musical…

Burns Supper Details

Alistair Mills will propose the Immortal Memory and Ken McClements will give us Tam O’Shanter.  There will also be musical entertainment from The McLevys and Brian Syme and other contributions.  Details to follow.   Venue