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History of Irvine Carters' Society

Irvine Carters' Society have been involved in Marymass since the 18th Century. A Captain is chosen each year on the opening evening of the festival, with the winner then announced to the public at Irvine Townhouse.

We have a detailed list of past Captains which was developed by late Captain Sandy Muir and updated by Bro Ian Dickson.

Further information can be sourced directly from Irvine Carters' Society.

Captains of Irvine Carters' Society 1777-2023

1775-76 - William Malcolm

1777-78 - David Blair

1779-81 - John Dunlop

1782-83 - Peter Anderson

1784-86 - George Wills

1787-89 - James Wallace

1790-93 - J Watt

1794-95 - J Bruce

1796-97 - Thomas Watt

1798        - John ---(?)

1799-1800 - James Watt

1805-06 - James Smith

1815-16 - Adam Arthur

1816-39 - names illegible

1840-41 - Robert Watt

1842-45 - Thomas McLatchie

1846-49 - Robert Smith

1850        - George Boyd

1851-52 - James Parker

1853-54 - James Longmuir

1855-60 - Alexander McAlpine

1861        - James Sinclair

1862-64 - Alexander McAlpine

1865-68 - James Watson

1869-71 - George Dickie

1872-74 - John McCall

1875-76 - Robert Cousar

1877-78 - John McCall

1879-81 - Robert Cousar

1882-84 - William Cousar

1885-86 - Robert Caldwell

1887-88 - David Cousar

1889        - Robert Caldwell

1890-93 - John Cousar

1894-1900 - James Kyle

1901-04 - George Watt

1905-07 - Walter Muir

1908-10 - John Cousar

1911        - John McEwan

1912-18 - John Parker

1919-22 - Robert Cousar

1923        - Harold Ryrie

1924-26 - James Sloan

1928-33 - Sam Anderson

1934-37 - John McDermid

1938-39 & 1946 - Robert Elliot

1947-50 - George Donaldson

1951-54 - James Dunlop

1955-59 - Tom Parker

1960-63 - Archibald McAllister

1964-67 - Alex Burns

1968-70 - Sam McEwan

1971-73 - George Donaldson

1974-78 - Jack Allan

1979-82 - George Robertson

1983-84 - Bert Gibson

1985-87 - Tom Gorman

1988-90 - Jim Williamson

1991-96 - Sandy Muir

1997-03 - Andy Tremble

2004        - Hugh Kerr

2005-07 - John Rorison

2008-13 - Danny Kerr

2014        - Willie McColl, then (interim) Danny Kerr

2015-21 - Danny Kerr

2022-23 - Gordon Storrar

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