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Burns Lunch with Lochside Thursday Club

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A fantastic day yesterday at the centre. A Burns lunch was enjoyed by our members and we welcomed our friends from Lochside, Dumfries who enjoyed it with us. A big thankyou to all the staff for ensuring it all went without a hitch. A special thankyou must go to Harrison Gibb for giving up his time once again to pipe in the haggis and also to the Agnew Brothers for the afternoons entertainment. Wullie Scott for his interesting story of the life of Robert Burns and Dorothy Affleck for addressing the haggis.


Pantomime Time

Every year we have a visit to the panto in Ayr Gaiety Theatre. It is a much looked forward to event. Busses are hired and lunches are packed for a little jolly up the road. Leaving the centre around 11am we took a scenic run up to Girvan, where we stopped for our packed lunch. The sun was shining and it was lovely to sit and watch the folks walking on the prom and the boats leaving the harbour. It would have been so nice to stop longer but Cinderella was calling. An uneventful but enjoyable journey to Ayr and into the theatre, we found our seats and got ready to be entertained. There were a few intimations and first called was ourselves! Lovely surprise and we all cheered (quite loudly!) The cast were fantastic! Buttons started off  batting sweeties out to the audience & then soaking everyone with water pistols that got bigger with every squirt! And…. he was besotted with Cinders, poor fellow, as all she wanted was a prince. The Ugly Sisters were hilarious. And the Fairy Godmother…. she “wis pure dead brilliant. So she wis!”
Baron Hardup was, well, hard up and the Prince was just as you’d expect, tall, dark, handsome, rich! Haha. The interval came round so quickly and it was ice cream time. Some one did ask if that was it finished but was told, “No’ yet, Cinderella has still to get married.” So if you hadn’t known the story…. that was it spoiled. Haha.
Our members thoroughly enjoyed the rest of the show with the horse and carriage looking rightly Royal. Then after the ball The Baron, Buttons and the Ugly Sisters getting lost in the forest and kidnapped by ghosts, which was so funny. All in all a great show. By the time we got out of the theatre it was time to go for dinner. We were booked into Malin Court, Maidens. So we came the back road via the electric brae, such a shame it was getting too dark to see the views over the water to Arran and Ailsa Craig.
What a lovely place Malin Court is and serving such delicious food. We would all recommend it if you’re going to be up that way. Again we were, too soon, back on the road home. Arriving back in Stranraer around 8.30ish.
We would like to say thank you to Scott and Gilbert who drove us up and delivered us home safely and to the staff of Malin Court who cooked and served our delicious dinner.
Do it again this year?
Oh yes we will!

Christmas Craft Fair



Why don’t you have a table at our Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday 2nd December 2017,

contact Alisin to book a table on 706338 or email

Colette & Davy Entertain us

28th September ’17
Today we had the pleasure of being entertained by Colette & Davy. They played a great mix of songs from some folk story songs and hits from fifties and sixties.
Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the wee sing-a-long.
Thank you both and we hope to see you again soon.



Today we had a visit from Kirsten and Gregor from Music in Hospitals Scotland. They sang a variety of Scottish songs and some old favourite tunes with Gregor playing the accordion as accompaniment. We enjoyed a wee sing-a-long with them. Kirsten has the loveliest voice and we could have listened to her for sooo much longer than the 90 minutes they were here. It was a lovely afternoon and we really do hope they will come back to see us soon.


Trinity Church Senior Members


Trinity Church Senior Members came along one afternoon to join in with our activity. Marion had organised New Age Kurling. This is such a fun activity! The Kurling ‘stones’ are actually on ball bearings and are rolled along the floor onto a drawn rink. Scores are kept and read out at the end of the game. There are no winners or losers its just great fun with a bit of exercise thrown in! Margaret (our cook) made the most delicious shortbread and it was washed down with tea or coffee. A very generous donation was made of £70.00. Thank you so much!  

Bowlers Day Out

Visit to Mariners Coffee Shop


The members who regularly bowl at the centre had organised a day out, this is arranged two or three times a year, and Mariners Coffee Shop in Drummore was chosen for this one. 14 members enjoyed a run round the countryside before arriving in the village for their meal. The coffee shop itself is interesting, a bit like a biker café and with very friendly staff. Everyone agreed the service was excellent and the meal was delicious. An enjoyable afternoon was had by all.


Today, Tuesday 28th June, 30 members of Locharbriggs Club came up from Dumfries for a visit and lunch. They try to come up once or twice a year and it is always fun to see them they are such a happy group of people. Margaret, Fiona and Lynn had been extra busy in the kitchen, baking pancakes, fruit loaves,  gingerbreads and an assortment of scones. These were all for sale. For lunch today we had Tattie Soup followed by Smoked Gammon Salad & chips, Black Forest Torte, tea and coffee. Everyone certainly enjoyed it as plates were cleared and some even had seconds! Then in a change to the normal routine, instead of having someone in to entertain, we decided to have an activity! New Age Kurling was set up and everyone had a go. It’s a great interactive activity with loads of encouragement from all round the hall. We had a little raffle which went down well with everyone and then there was a well deserved afternoon cuppa with homemade cream meringues. Again it was lovely to see all the ladies, and gentleman, we wish you a safe journey home. Haste ye back.


Coronation Day Centre was hosted their Burns Supper on Saturday the 16th January.

Upwards of 80 people came along for an evening of fine food, good fun and great company.

Mrs Mairi McRobert, as chairperson of the centre, opened the night with a warm welcome to all the guests and to the invited speakers who had come along on such a cold wet night.

Mr Murray Irving as Master of Ceremonies started off ‘The Blethering’ after his tales he gave the Selkirk Grace which was the cue to serve a fine bowl of Scotch Broth after which The Grand Haggis of Legends was then piped in by Mr Harrison Gibb. Everyone stood to clap as the haggis did a round of the hall before being ceremoniously laid before Mr Ronnie Irving who addressed it in a wondrous fashion he was so full of vigour and got a fine round of applause for his effort. After a boozy Scotch Whisky Trifle, cheese, biscuits, shortbread, teas and coffees, Mr Douglas McClure accompanied by Mrs Jane Sloan on the keyboard sang There Was A Lad. This then led into the Immortal Memory most ably given by Mr Alec Ross who informed the company of Rabbie Burns’ fame, or maybe infamy, throughout the world.

The Toast to the Lassies was given by Mr Douglas McClure who praised the lassies, with humour, in a way that would have made Rabbie himself blush! Mrs Jane Sloan most kindly accepted and gave a reply aptly befitting of the toast just given. The camaraderie between them was excellent.

Mr McClure gave a rendition of Tam o’Shanter which closed The Blethering to make way for the entertainment. Mrs Dorothy Affleck gave the vote of thanks then Mr Alan Patterson and Mrs Jane Sloan led the dancing on accordion and keyboard.

The evening ended after the joined company all sang along to For Auld Lang Syne.



Suzie Woodmass arrived to entertain us today.

17th July 15 members enjoyed singing along and playing our instruments. We started in Glasgow moving to Brazil, sambas, Hawaii, hulas, then down Deep South with some  Americana blues, heading back to the mid-west for a little bit of country. Robin particularly got involved, up on the floor dancing and singing. Then there was a bit of unaccompanied singing. Which reminded us of the songs the slaves would sing while picking the cotton. We went all the way round the world and home for afternoon tea.