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30th Birthday Celebrations

Nettie is our member of the year2017

Nettie is our member of the year 2017

Floor Staff

Floor Staff

Lyn and Janet

Lyn and Janet

On the 28th of July we celebrated in style as it was our 30th year as Coronation Day Centre. The hall looked fabulous, all the tables decorated with beautiful balloons, berry coloured runners, napkins and sweetie favours all to match. The gorgeous little hummingbirds on the glasses gave that finishing touch.
Our chair, Mairi McRobert, thanked invited guests and all our members for coming along on such a happy occasion. Rev. John Burns gave thanks for the centre and its benefit to the members of our community.
A lovely three course lunch was served and enjoyed.
The entertainment was by On The Wagon, who had everyone in the hall singing along and a few even had a dance or three.
As always it’s over far too soon and everyone heads home but, it won’t be too long until the next celebration.
A last, but by no means least, thank you to the staff in the kitchen who make sure the food is delicious and to the floor staff who serve the dinner, all while making sure that everyone’s wellbeing is being cared for.



On 5th June 2017 David & Jeanette Robertson celebrated their Golden Wedding with friends at Coronation Day Centre

Peter puts the finishing touch to the tower

Tower building at the ‘club’ today ?

12 glasses is it a record?

Bingo Fundraiser

What a brilliant night we had, the atmosphere was so happy, with jokes and laughter that everyone definitely enjoyed themselves. 

The prizes as always were excellent; duvet & pillows, trays & oven gloves, slow cooker, electric, tin opener, fruit and vegetable baskets, towel bale and more! Then came the raffle with bottles, biscuits, smellies for him & her, jewellery, flowers, vase, oh! and much much more! 

We would like to thank  all of the lovely folks who came along and the staff for giving freely of their time to help and especially Margaret and her team who baked gingerbreads, shortbread, millionaire shortbread and made tablet which disappeared very quickly! 

We raised just over £1000 which will be used to benefit the centre and its members. 

Thank you once again. 

Volunteer Awards


Today at Burns House our volunteers were given an award for their contributions and commitment to our centre. Well done and a very big thank you, Andy and Laura. 


Locharbriggs Lunch Club Visit

How lovely it was to welcome the ladies from Locharbriggs today. They come along twice a year to enjoy some activities and entertainment.

The kitchen staff were very busy this week making sure there was a good supply of home baking for our sales table. Gingerbread , fruit loaf, scones, cupcakes, doughnuts Easter krispie nests and tablet to name but a few. And I’ll tell you….. there was nothing left!!
Our lunch today was sweet potato soup, roast pork with the trimmings followed by strawberry trifle, tea and coffee.
After a wee raffle, Jim Pratt spent the rest of the afternoon entertaining us with his varied repertoire of songs and tall tales.
Everyone enjoyed a little sing-a-long with him.
We couldn’t believe that after the lunch all had enjoyed, they still managed to squeeze in tea or coffees and a cream meringue!! ~_~
It was such a great day we look forward to having you back again soon.

Locharbriggs Lunch Club Visit

Burns Lunch
We had another feast of haggis, neeps, an’ tatties today as we have been hosting our friends from Locharbriggs, so what else could we possibly have for lunch? Lynn carried in the haggis today and once again Harrison piped. The main event was preceded by a guid plate of Scotch Broth and some boozy sherry trifle to finish off.
We had a ‘little’ raffle which went down very well
Entertainment was provided by Tom and John brilliant as usual!
It was a pleasure to have the folks along again and would love to see them more often.



What a turnout! We were sold out of tickets for our yearly celebration of our bard Robert Burns!
On the 21st of January friends old and new came along to celebrate with an evening of feasting and blethering!
Mrs Mairi McRobert welcomed everyone along and introduced Mr Alec Cairns as Master of Ceremonies. Alec is a very informative and humorous speaker and was exactly what was needed to set the tone for the evening. Without ado he said the Selkirk Grace and everyone sat to enjoy the traditional Scotch Broth. Next came the magnificent beast himself, The Haggis! Carried by Fiona Christie and piped by Harrison Gibb (he has been our go to piper since he first started to play the pipes at around age 10! He’s not too much older now but his playing has come along in leaps and bounds) The Haggis was ably addressed by Mrs Dorothy Affleck, who wields the knife more than a little dramatically. Then dinner was served, Haggis, Mince, Neeps an’ Tatties and was much enjoyed by everyone. This was followed by the most amazing, boozy whisky trifle.
Mr Sandy McAllister was impressive in his knowledge of Robert Burns and gave a brilliant account of his life and times in the Immortal Memory.
Mr Ronnie Irving was to give the Toast to the Lassies, unfortunately he was very poorly and couldn’t make it on the night but Mr Richard Arkless stepped in and was a perfect replacement at very (about an hour) short notice. Thank you so much Richard.
Mrs Lindsay Gibb gave the Reply from the Lassies. She was very entertaining and didn’t let the gentleman away with anything. Lindsay is very much ‘girl power’ in a very good way.
After tea and coffee, cheese, oatcakes and shortbread, Alan and John provided the entertainment. Time to get up on the feet and work off the amazing dinner!
Once again, thank yous go out to the volunteers and staff of the kitchen and floor, without whom the show would not go on and to Terry and Karen Wildey who did a great job as bar staff for the evening. Needless to say there were a few cars left behind to be picked up at a later date!
One last word…. We also offer a vegetarian and gluten free option. So next year, book early and let’s us know your dietary needs.

Trip to the Gaiety, Ayr


The yearly Panto is a highlight for many of our members; it’s a fab day out.

From getting everyone organised and onto two busses til we get home it’s a laugh from start to finish. We left from the day centre at 11.30am, stopping en route for our packed lunches. The weather wasn’t the best when we arrived but we got parked quite close to the theatre so made it without getting blown away and soaked. This year it was Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs Starring Michelle Heaton from Liberty X as the Wicked Queen. She was such a hoot! She played totally to the crowd. Lorna Anderson from River City was beautiful in the title role. On the way home we stopped at Malin Court for dinner which had been booked and pre-ordered. We had the best time with good food and lovely friends.   

Christmas Lunch


Christmas is a time for family and friends, enjoying good company and good food. And Christmas at the ‘Club’, as our members are now calling us, is no different. The hall is decorated, the tables all set, crackers ready to pull and our members all animated. It really is one of the best days of the year. We put wine on the table Mr Comery said grace and then it was … service. Soup, turkey with all the trimmings, then a fabulous triple chocolate gateau followed by chocolate mints teas and coffee all the makings of a fab day. Also, we have some members with special diets, gluten free, low fat and diabetic meals are prepared for them too, no one is left out. But it’s not over yet as Collette and Davy travelled from Girvan to entertain us. What an enjoyable day.