Author Archives: John Thomson

Chieftain’s Chatter September 2020

Thank you to Past-Chieftain, Alan for the introduction and well done for doing a great job these past 2 years. Dear All, It is with great pride and privilege that I become the 129th Chieftain of the Selangor St Andrews …
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Chieftain’s Chatter August 2020

Dear all, It’s certainly not been the year we expected, that’s for sure! Every one of us has been impacted to a great extent, both personally and professionally, and it’s going to require a great deal of patience and resilience …
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Book Review: How the Scots Invented the Modern World by Professor Arthur Herman

Looking at modern communications and the way that television pictures can be transmitted almost instantaneously anywhere in the world, it is worth remembering that the man who invented television was John Logie Baird who was born in Helensburgh in 1880. …
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Great British Ball – 29 September 2018

Chieftain’s Chatter – March 2018

It is my great honour and privilege to take on the mantle of Chieftain from Paul Henderson. Firstly, I would like to pay tribute to Paul who has done a magnificent job as Chieftain over the past year. I would …
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May Concert – 12 May 2018

St. Andrew’s Ball – 01 December 2018

Chieftain’s Chatter – November 2017

Beannachdan agus Fàilte! My personal ‘Thanks’ to the KLHG Committee for working so very hard, to make the whole weekend a success. Our Friday Night Concert prior to the Games (Big Vern & The Shootas all the way from Glasgow) …
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Inter-Society Golf Champions 2017

Once again the Inter-Societies Golf Championship Trophy is residing comfortably north of Hadrian’s Wall. Congratulations to the winning team and to the Organising Sub-committee for all their hard work to pull the event together.

Chieftain’s Chatter – April 2017

Beannachdan agus Fàilte! Greetings and Welcome from your new Chieftain for the 2017/18 Session. To our outgoing Chieftain, Ali King, our sincere thanks for your time and dedication over the last twelve months and we hope you enjoyed your year …
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Chieftain’s Chatter – February 2017

The end of my tenure as Chieftain is fast approaching, and as I make arrangements to hand over to a new Chieftain who will be elected at the forthcoming AGM, I look back on the year with great fondness.

Chieftain’s Chatter – December 2016

We are heading very quickly towards the end of 2016 and I am wondering where the year has gone. It has passed so quickly. They do say that happens, the older you get!