The Scots' Society of St Andrew, Bedford

Promoting Scottish culture, customs and traditions in and around Bedford

Office Bearers and Committee 2017 - 2018

Vice President

This post is currently vacant.

 

Junior Vice President

 

This post is currently vacant.

President - Ian Kirk

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Ian has served previously in the posts of Junior Vice-President and Vice-President. He became President in January 2015 and was re-elected to the post at the Annual General Meeting in May that year and again in 2016 and 2017.

Honorary Secretary - Maureen Mathie

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Maureen joined the committee in 2016 to take on the role of Honorary Secretary.

Honorary Treasurer - John Thompson

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John has been an active member of the Society for a number of years and was elected to the post of Treasurer at the Annual General Meeting in May 2014, having served a year as Assistant Treasurer.

Committee Member - Jenny Briscoe

 

Jenny joined the committee in 2017.

Committee Member - Julia Tubby

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Julia is a long-standing member of the committee and has been actively involved in events, usually running the raffles.

Committee Member - Thelma Nairn-Doe

 

Thelma joined the committee in 2017.

Committee Member - Stephen Doe

 

Stephen joined the committee in 2017.

OUR SOCIETY

The Society is non-political and its aims are:

  • The promotion of the spirit of Scottish customs and culture.
  • The annual assembling of the members for the celebration of St Andrew’s Day (30th November).
  • The commemoration and exchange of Scottish memories and sentiments with fellow Scots at home and abroad.
  • The support of local or Scottish charities.

Membership is open to all admirers of Scotland, its history, literature, music and customs, upon payment of the annual subscription and having been proposed and seconded by an existing member.

The affairs of the Society are managed and directed by a committee consisting of: President; Vice- President; Junior Vice-President; Secretary; Treasurer and five members that are elected at the Annual General Meeting. See below for the current committee.

PAST PRESIDENTS

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Mr I Kirk (2015-2018)

Mr G Reed (2013-2015)

Mrs S Coles (2010-2013)

Mr R Buchanan (2007-2010)

Mrs N Barr (2004-2007)

Mr I Slatter (2001-2004)

Mr B Reid (1999-2001)

Mrs M Staddon (1998-1999)

Mr J Winter (1997-1998)

Mrs M Staddon (1994-1997)

Mrs H Watson (1992-1994)

Mr W Meek (1991-1992)

Mr B Reid (1988-1991)

Mr R Borland (1986-1988)

Mr W Booth (1984-1986)

Mr H Constable (1982-1984)

Mr D Irvine (1980-1982)

Mr N Ferguson (1978-1980)

Mrs N Guild (1976-1978)

Major J Kelly (1974-1976)

Mr J Singer (1971-1974)

Mr W Annan (1969-1971)

Reverend R Henderson-Begg (1966-1969)

Doctor HR Livingstone (1965-1966)

Reverend R Henderson-Begg (1962-1965)

Mr RF Harrow (1961-1962)

Mr WT Stewart (1960-1961)

Doctor WL Anderson (1959-1960)

Mr AM Pritchett (1958-1959)

Mr J Russell-Taylor (1957-1958)

Doctor CA Harvey (1956-1957)

Mr WT Stewart (1955-1956)

Doctor WL Anderson (1953-1955)

Doctor CA Harvey (1952-1953)

Mr W Sharp (1951-1952)

Captain LM Robertson (1949-1950)

Mr J Russell-Taylor (1948-1949)

Doctor CA Harvey (1947-1948)

Mr N Bell (1937-1938)

Mr J McNicholl-Gibson (1935-1936)

Mr A Matthews (1932-1933)

Doctor G Butters (1931-1932)

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