Keith Cowan appointed president of Galashiels Burns Club

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It is all change at the top at Galashiels Burns Club following the annual general meeting staged in the Royal British Legion last night.

Keith Cowan has been elected club president replacing Alex Merry who has completed his two year tenure.

Keith - who has been vice-president for the past two years - said: “It is an honour and a privilege to be

elected president of this fantastic club.”

Robert Fairburn was appointed the new vice-president.

All other office bearers were unanimously re-elected by the committee.

Secretary - Russell Robertson; assistant secretary - David Sanderson; treasurer - Douglas Watt; auditor - William Watt.

Arrangements are now underway for next year’s Burns Supper which takes place on Friday, January 24,

in the Volunteer Hall, Galashiels.