Laurel and Hardy
and the
Sons of the Desert
are at the heart of
Bowler Dessert Online

Bottoms Up


The first meeting of the
Bonnie Scotland Tent was held in Glasgow on 3rd May 1976.

The tent is still going strong and celebrated its 40th birthday at the end of April this year.

A report on the celebrations
will follow shortly.

During a period of reflection on the early days, Willie McIntyre recalled the tent receiving a prestigious award in 1978 from Sons of the Desert founders John McCabe and Al Kilgore. Willie decided that the certificate deserved resurrecting and a dusting. He resolved that it should be passed on to Janice Hawton (the tent's current and longstanding Grand Sheik) for Janice to guard for the next forty years!

There was a brief ceremony at the tent's birthday celebrations and time for a historic photograph
of all the tent's four Grand Sheiks (past and present)...

Alan Ellsworth, Willie McIntyre, Janice Hawton and Fred Terris