The Society celebrated Christmas in the 124th year since its foundation by having lunch at the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons in St Vincent Street Glasgow, in very splendid premises with a traditional menu of turkey and trimmings. The gathering was entertained by Colin Blane, the BBC correspondent, who spoke of the joys of reporting from such far flung places as Mogadishu and the war torn middle east, the main joy appearing to this listener to be the joy of coming home alive. As Dorothy Mcghie pointed out. it increased the attraction of the summary custody court as a place to earn a living. Given the large representation from the Dunfermline Faculty, it was appropriate that the company recognised and applauded those worthies who identified themselves as having been present on that great day for Scottish soccer, 26th April 1961, When Dunfermline Footbal and Athletic Club won the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park, defeating a certain Glasgow club by 2 -0. None of those worthies looked old enough to justify their claims to have been there but they were nevertheless accepted at face value and roundly applauded.
The Sociey was delighted to entertain Richard Henderson, President of the Law Sociey, and Gilbert Anderson, Dean of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow at our function and the national significance of our Society was underscored by the presence of members and guests from Inverness, Dundee, Edinburgh and Largs. There was also Mr and Mrs Scanlan from Lenzie but, as they come into Glasgow on business each day, they did not qualify for a mention as far travelled.
President David MacLennan led the function with an appropriate Grace and a suitably light touch throughout the afternnon and nobody disgraced themselves, at least by the time that this member had left the function.