greetings from Rbwf president brian goldie


The St Andrew Society of York is a member of the Burns Federation Yorkshire District and in April each year members enjoy attending the ‘Tartan Ball’, usually held at the Holiday Inn, Dodworth, Barnsley.
The annual bowls day is also popular with Yorkshire Scots and in 2019 York were winners of the Bowls Competition.
Congratulations to York member Murray Halliday on becoming Vice-President of RBWF Yorkshire District and we wish him well in this role. He is seen here receiving the chain of office from President Ann Macaskill.


A group from the Yorkshire District attended the Bi-Centenary Dinner of the Dumfries Burns Club on Saturday 18th January. This picture shows President Ann Macaskill (second from right) with RBWF President Brian Goldie, with other members including Jim & Anne Murison from York.

The immortal memory was given by Brian Goldie and other notable speakers included Baroness Annabel Goldie and Rt. Hon. David Mundell, MP

We were treated to some lovely Scottish entertainment after the dinner with folk group 'Ragged Glory', the highlight.

Unfortunately due to the pandemic and covid restrictions over the past eighteen months, the Federation have been unable to hold any events. Hopefully 2022 the Tartan Ball will go ahead and has been provisionally booked for Saturday 9th April 2022