The local community is rallying round to support one of the most popular facilities in the area – the Riverside Day Centre for the elderly in Newton Stewart.
Faced with a cut in funding from public agencies, the day centre is facing serious financial challenges. Fortunately many people are coming forward to help a facility which everyone recognises plays a big role in enhancing the quality of life for many elderly people in Mid-Galloway.
Typical of the generous efforts being made is the offer of the free use of Newton Stewart Cinema for a Scottish Variety Concert on Sunday, November 3 at 7pm. It promises to be a fun event featuring Galloway’s own Francie and Josie (Wyllie McCulloch and Mark Laird), and Jeanette Ramsay as Dorothy Paul. Musical comes courtesy of the accordion of Doonhamer, Jamie Young, and Wigtown’s own Joyce and Ian Cochrane. Iain McFadzean as compere, will ensure that the evening goes with a swing and things don’t get out of hand.
An evening of Scottish humour, foot-tapping tunes and evocative folk music, all in a great cause – what more could you ask?
Tickets are selling like hot cakes (or fresh fish!) but it would be marvellous to fill the cinema and there are still some seats left. Tickets, price £10, can be obtained from Ferry Fish or from the Riverside Day Centre.