On Saturday, November 19, members of the Falkirk and District Stedfast Association met at Falkirk Town Hall for the concert by the 50 strong Sing Forth Choir with additional solo pieces by an accompanied folk singer. As well as taking in the concert, as always on such occasions, fellowship within the association members was to the fore, catching up with news and looking forward to their festive meal at Airth Castle Hotel.
Singing with some gusto, as invited by the Rev. Mark Johnstone, was also the order of the day at the funeral of John Marshall, former captain of 1st Denny and Dunipace Company (West Park Church) on November 23. A large congregation had assembled and as well as relatives and friends, many were Boys’ Brigade colleagues including ‘‘his boys’’, former captains, battalion presidents, serving officers and members of the Stedfast Association. Appropriately a Denny piper played as the service began after the 1st Denny and Dunipace colours were paraded by old boys from the company.
The post of BB director for Scotland, based at the HQ at Carronvale House, Larbert, is open for application. The closing date is December 20.
Also at Carronvale House, will be the Burns Supper on Monday, January 23. It is always an enjoyable occasion with fun, good company and entertainment. Contact Scottish HQ to reserve a place (tel. 01324 562008). Funds raised go to the Carronvale Appeal.
If any companies have young leaders who may wish to be new entrants in the King George VI leadership training scheme, now is the time to register for this unforgettable experience from July 29 to August 4, 2017; again at Carronvale.