Currently, North Ayrshire is very fortunate that 26 of their community centres are operated by volunteers, with support from council staff.
Ruth Parker has hung up her white coat for the last time this week as she retires after nearly 10 years as the Brodick pharmacist.
‘Almost everyone donates to charity at some point, whether via a regular direct debit, a one-off coffee morning or a bequest. We do this out of kindness and trust that our money goes to those we wish to benefit.
Island Cheese Company owner, Gordon Kinniburgh, said: ‘Best cheese in Scotland two years in a row, we must be doing something right.