End of an era as friends group dissolved

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The decision to dissolve the Friends of Montrose House was ratified at a special general meeting in Brodick Church Hall on Monday November 22.

The vote to cease the group, as anticipated, was unanimous.

Two final decisions were made by members; firstly to lodge the group’s records in the archives at Arran Heritage Museum and, secondly, to disburse the remaining funds of the group.

In this latter regard, £1,000 will be handed over to the Sunshine Fund at Montrose House with the lesser balance remaining in the account, after final bills have been paid, to be donated to Brodick Church of Scotland in recognition of that church’s long involvement with Montrose House.

Friends of Montrose House, which has provided the Brodick care home with assistance and support over many years, decided at its last committee meeting to conclude the group owing to changed circumstances and the advancing years of members.