RBANA Hume Poetry Writing Competition 2021

The upcoming RBANA Hume Poetry Writing Competition has been officially started and submissions must be made by April 1st. Please see the attached rules and break out the pen and parchment!! Poetry Writing Competition Rules 2020 2021 Jack Hume Poetry Contest information page The Jack Hume Heather & Thistle Trophy, is awarded annually for writing … [Read more…]

International Friends of Dumfries Theatre Royal

An invitation to all RBANA members from Theatre Director, Mark Alexander, at  The Theatre Royal, Dumfries: Scotland’s Oldest Theatre The Theatre Royal Dumfries is Scotland’s oldest theatre, founded in 1792 by Robert Burns and other leading citizens. When work was finished on the major refurbishment in 2015, our bust of Rabbie was returned, piped in … [Read more…]

New RBANA Logo Launches

On the Homepage you will now see what we are calling the RBANA secondary logo. The current RBANA logo is difficult, if not impossible to reproduce by way of embroidery. In today’s world branding is important for success. This new logo was introduced at the AGM in Philadelphia by US Director George McClennan who had it displayed … [Read more…]

Hume Trophy 2018 Results

The results of the Jack Hume Heather & Thistle poetry writing competition for 2018 were announced at the formal dinner at the recent RBANA AGM & Conference in Philadelphia. The judges commented on the high standard of the entries this year. This was particularly gratifying since sadly Jack Hume, the donor of this trophy in … [Read more…]

Medicine Hat 2017 Function Reports Posted

Reports of the Jolly Beggars and Jean Armour events held recently by the Medicine Hat Club have been posted on this website under Blogs and Reports – Burns Supper Reports. Here are copies: Medicine Hat Jolly Beggars Banquet 2017 Medicine Hat Jean Armour Dinner 2017