Fun for all at elderly forum winter lunch

All smiles at the winter lunch.

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The Arran Elderly Forum had a great time at the Brodick Bar last Wednesday at their winter lunch.

Everyone was met with a very warm welcome from proprietor Graeme McKinnon and his staff Maisy Townsend and Laura McKinnon. Nearly 40 people enjoyed the company of old friends many of whom cannot get to the regular meetings.

Drinks were served and all the food looked enticing, but where was the salmon? Many people had ordered it.  After a short hiatus it appeared, fresh and tasty, just as it should be.  We all enjoyed a delicious meal but only then did we find out that the precious fish had been brought over from Ardrossan that morning on a rare crossing by the Caledonian Isles much to Graeme’s relief. The whole event was a great success, lots of smiles, chatter and laughter.

The elderly forum works hard all the year promoting the welfare of older people on the island and it was nice to have an informal get together.  New members are always welcome on the third Wednesday of every month at 10.45 a.m. at the Ormidale Pavilion.

Words and photographs by Mairi S Christie

All smiles at the winter lunch. NO_B21forum01

Guest eagerly anticipate the arrival of the food. NO_B21forum02

Friends enjoy the informal gathering. NO_B21forum03

Mine hosts Maisy Townsend, Graeme McKinnon and Laura McKinnon. NO_B21forum04

Having fun at the lunch. NO_B21forum05

Making friends at the social event. NO_B21forum06

Chairman David Napier and George Christie in conversation. NO_B21forum07

The food is lovely as one guest discovers. NO_B21forum08