On the evening of 25th January 1859 a party of 26 admirers of our national bard sat down to dinner in the Elephant Hotel, High Street, Dumbarton : and thus began Dumbarton Burns Club.
The club has a long record of annual celebration of Robert Burns ever since. Much more of this can be read in ' Early History of the Club ’ on the left.
We pride ourselves by ensuring that all performers are from within the club and continue to have a high standard of capable members.
Over then years the membership has numbered around 140, with members , although mainly local we have a number from all parts of Great Britain.
We hold our Annual ‘Burns Supper’ on the nearest Friday to 25th January and our St. Andrew’s Night on the Friday nearest to 30th November.
For up to date details see ‘Club news’
This web site gives you information about the club, about it’s relationship to Dumbarton.
It is worth noting that the Federation Number in the header refers to the alphabetic list and does note reflect the historic date of the club’s origin.
Hon. Sec. Moir Nelson
Hon Treas. Ian McLean
Vice Pres. Geoff. Depledge
and Pres David Callander