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David Sibbald

After Dinner Speaker

David Sibbald
6 Brentham Crescent
Stirling FK8 2AZ

Tel : 01786 474204 Mobile 07831 363379

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Songs of Praise
Extracts from some letters of appreciation and press quotations



Dunfermline United Burns Club. 2012. Your Immortal Memory was most worthy of our 200th anniversary.
David J. Stobie, OBE. Chairman.

Old Manor Burns Club. 2012. The best Immortal Memory ever.
John Morgan.

Keynote Final Speech at Bannockburn 21st June 2009. The culmination of the third annual march from Gillies Hill to Bannockburn.

St Columba's Hospice, Wits Dinner 2009. 30th April. Winner of the Wits competition and now forward to the Wit of Wits.
Your efforts in the Wit's competition were nothing short of phenomenal and caused much hilarity. You were indeed a worthy winner.
Mairi Rosko, Senior Fundraising Manager.

Glasgow Illuminated, George Square 25th Jan 2009. An evening celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Burns birth. Around 5,000 people turned up for this event.
On behalf of the Deputy Lord Provost and myself we would like to thank you for your fantastic contribution to the above very successful event. Your Immortal Memory was inspirational.
Jane P Alexander, Communications and Support Manager.

Select The trade association representing the electrical, electronics and communications systems industry in Scotland. March 2008.
Brilliant speaker! Everyone enjoyed themselves!
Stuart McKelvie, Ayr Branch Chairman.

My sincerest gratitude for giving the members and guests a great evening.
Jo Stanbridge, Resources Administrator

The Rotary Club of West Fife 2008.
I have never organised an event that has resulted in so many e-mails and phone calls, all exclaiming how wonderful the whole evening was and how much people enjoyed your participation.
Jack Pryde.

The Caledonian Society of Kenya. The Muthaiga Club, Nairobi 26th Jan 2008.
I want to express how much I appreciated your contribution to our Burns Supper here in Kenya. It goes without saying that your speech was wonderful but I also very much appreciated your warm spirit and positive approach in the fraught circumstances our country finds itself at present.
Robert Lettingtom. Incoming Chieftain.

Glenochil Prison Burns Supper 2008
Your chairmanship and added contributions are superlative.
Kate Middleton. Inclusion Unit Manager.

The Society of Scottish Lawyers in London. The Brewery, Chiswell Street. 25th January 2007.
Your Immortal Memory was informed, insightful and passionate. You are clearly committed to a proper and wider appreciation of the great man's works.
Graeme Davidson. President.

The Rotary Club of Glasgow. 23rd Jan 2007.
Your Immortal Memory was quite superb and you certainly held us all spellbound throughout. Your cleverly crafted and moving address was quite outstanding.
Donald MacLean ( President.)

The Chromozome 20 Foundation Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, London, 4th Feb 2005.
Many thanks. Your Address to the Haggis and Immortal Memory set the scene. All the world's a stage and you certainly played your part. The evening raised 40,000.
Scott Gardiner. Managing Director, Inclination.

St Columba's Hospice. 28th Jan 2005
Thanks for your great personal contribution in speaking at our Burns Supper. The ovation that your Immortal Memory received was undisputably deserved. The evening raised 12,300.
Gail Grant. Organiser.

Bridgeton Anniversary Dinner 25th Jan 2005
700 members and their guests again enjoyed the best Burns Supper in the world! David Sibbald proposed a superb Immortal Memory in his own magnificent style and provided all with a highly informative and interesting insight into the life and times of our Bard. 13,000 was raised on the night.
From Bridgeton Web site http://www.bridgetonburnsclub.org.uk/news.htm

Lord Provost's Burns Supper. 21st Jan 2005.
Your chairmanship of the Burns Supper was excellent and helped to raise 80,000 for the maternity unit in Malawi.
Liz Cameron. The Rt Hon The Lord Provost of Glasgow

Volvo Car UK 31st Jan 2004
No one could possibly have delivered the Address to the Haggis and Tam o'Shanter better.
Lesley Milne. Motivation and events manager.

The Royal Bank of Scotland Burns Night, Merchant Taylors', Threadneedle St, London. 29th Jan 2004
You communicated your passion for the subject and managed to personalise your Immortal Memory in a way which ideally suited the evening and the corporate audience.
Nigel Pearce. RBS.

The Glasgow Haggis Club 24th Jan 2004
I congratulate you on your Toast to the Lassies and your 'tour de force' performance of Tam o'Shanter. You have become an institution on the contemporary Burns scene and deservedly so.
Sheriff J. Irvine Smith.

The Rt Hon Lord Provost of Glasgow Burns Supper. 24th Jan 2003
Toast to the Lassies. Your speech was both impressive and hilarious.
John Thomson, Regional Operations Manager, Virgin Trains.

Aberdeen Football Club, Centenary Burns Night 18th Jan 2003
I have never heard a better Immortal Memory and feedback has been extremely positive.
Hazel Meldrum, Client Services Director, The Enable Group.

Your interpretation of Burns is exceptional. The Memory was enlightening and compelling. I don't think there was a person in the room who was not touched in some way.
Stewart Milne, Chairman, Aberdeen Football Club.

A remarkable Achievement. Congratulations.
Buff Hardie. Ex Scotland the What?

The Scottish Council for Development and Industry 22nd Feb 2002
Your professional chairmanship and contributions were significant to the success of the evening.
Ewen Gabriel, Highlands and Islands Area Manager.

The Scottish Society of Jersey 26th Jan 2002
A personal thank you. Your Immortal Memory was superb and I thank you for stepping in to Address the Haggis.
Heather MacCallum ( President)

Tern Television 25th Jan 2002
Your readings are striking and effective
David Strachan, Producer

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
Truly fantastic renditions of Burns. Your wonderful portrayal incites interest even in the uninitiated.
Rowan McCall-Smith

The Lord Provost's Burns Supper
It was a delight to hear a master at work. Thanks for your invaluable contribution
Alex Mosson The Rt Hon The Lord Provost of Glasgow

Singapore Airlines
Very professional.

Sandyford Burns Club
A professional insight into the life and times of our Bard.
Alexander Paterson, S.B.St J., C.L.J.
What a superb speech from you on Saturday night. Humour,appreciation and understanding coupled to humanity, nature and relationships.
Jack McKinney, President.

Bridgeton Burns Club
Standing ovations are one thing, but spontaneous applause in the middle of the Immortal Memory shows that the 800 members and guests were truly spellbound.
Willie Telfer, President.

Beattie Media ( On board the former Royal Yacht Britannia )
Your contributions will be remembered by my guests for a long time.
Gordon Beattie.

British Airways
Yet another successful and memorable evening. I must thank you for helping to make the evening such a success.
W.Lindsay White.

English Speaking Union
The encores still resound.
J. Grant Carson, Chairman.

Burnsiana - City Hall
John Cairney has written the script to be spoken by one of the country's leading Burns Orators, David Sibbald.
Glasgow Whats On


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