Today's story from the Advertiser's archives tells the story of a 'Scots Night' held by the ladies of Cardross WRI 10 years ago.

Here's how we reported the event in the Advertiser on February 5, 2009...

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The 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns has been marked in grand style throughout Helensburgh and Lomond.

The celebrations included the relaunch of Helensburgh Burns Club which last met in 1951, with a full house at its recent gathering.

It wasn’t quite a tribute to Burns but there was an acknowledgement to the Bard when members of Cardross WRI held their annual Scots Night.

On the menu was haggis, neeps and tatties followed by dessert and oatcakes, biscuits and cheese.

Entertainment was provided by One Foot in the Stave in Cardross Church hall for the 100 diners, who included local members and representatives from other Institutes around the area.

The group of seven had Scots songs in their repertoire, including Auld Lang Syne and there was also a reading of Holy Willie’s Prayer.