Scotland’s cabinet secretary for education joined P7 pupils from Rothesay Primary School at their annual Burns supper this week.
Michael Russell MSP was joined by the island’s three Argyll and Bute councillors at Mount Stuart on Friday afternoon - though it was the pupils themselves who were the stars of the show.
Jonah Templeton and Felicity Baird welcomed the assembled company, while the Selkirk Grace was given by Emma Flanagan and the Address to the Haggis by Jack Reynolds and Josh Cowan.
After the traditional meal of haggis, neeps and tatties, Ewan Mulholland and Sarah Clapperton told Robert Burns’ life story in the Immortal Memory, while there were readings by pupils of Burns’ poems My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose, To A Mouse and John Anderson, My Jo, as well as a recitation by Rothesay Academy teacher Louise Nicol of Tam o’ Shanter and demonstrations of Highland dancing and readings of non-Burns - but still very Scottish! - songs and poems.