The occasion was fully subscribed and the highlight was a speech by Sheriff Elizabeth McFarlane of Kilmarnock Sheriff Court whose address was a welcome collage of humour, insight and enquiry and which concluded with a passage of such extreme political correctness as to put that particular bounder firmly where it belonged, in the laughing stock. It has to be conceded that the Dunfermilne Faculty distinguished itself without outstanding success in the Sheriff's introductory quiz but perhaps that was because there were prizes on offer. The same faculty assisted greatly in disposing of the excess refreshments which were inadvertently left over after the lunch.
The Sheriff's speech and our own president's dryly humorous introduction and welcome were warmly received and could not possibly have been improved upon, even if they had been delivered by male speakers.
The Society is fortunate to have established a regular connection at the magnificent premises of the Royal Society of Physicians & Surgeons in Glasgow and the lunch provided a splendid occasion to set off the festive season and members are advised to book early for this occasion next year in order to avoid disappointment.