HISTORY will be made at Haddington Burns Club’s annual gathering next year.

Plans are already well under way for the 133rd annual gathering, which will take place in Haddington Bowling Club on January 26.

A spokesperson for the group confirmed that tickets would be on sale before Christmas.

They said: “By tradition, this has always been an all-male event but on this occasion it will be different.

"A decision has been made to move with the times and reflect modern practice by extending the opportunity to attend to include ladies when tickets become available.”

Tickets for the event are available from Norman T Craig House Furnishings, on the town’s High Street, or by contacting secretary Alan Sheerin on 01620 823853 or by emailing alansheerin@hotmail.co.uk