The tent's fortieth
birthday revelries started at the Tartan Rose on
Friday 29th April.
Tent projectionist Kenny
MacLaren, with help and support from his wife Mags,
as always, screened Bonnie Scotland, the
movie which gave the tent its name.
A poll was run to find the
tent's favourite short, which turned out to be
The Music Box - a clear and unsurprising
winner. It had an appreciative
A quiz, compiled as usual
by Willie Black, was won by Kenny and Mags. It was,
appropriately, on a 1970s theme.
There was a raffle, ably
conducted by Mick Brophy and the number of prizes
Welcome visitors from
England were Dave and Janet Williamson. Actually
Dave is a long-standing, fully paid-up member of
The Bonnie Scotland Tent celebrated forty glorious
years at the start of May. Yes, the oasis was
formed way back in 1976.
At the celebrations were all four of the tent's
Grand Sheiks (past and present): Alan Ellsworth,
Willie McIntyre, Janice Hawton and Fred Terris (top
right of above photo).
Janice holds monthly
meetings at the Tartan Rose pub in Paisley, with
films, raffle and fun, at which all are welcome.