STUDENTS from Ayrshire College entertained invited guests with a performance of Scottish song and dance at the Boswell Centre in Auchinleck.

Among the guests was East Ayrshire Council deputy provost, Claire Leitch, who was also there in her capacity of councillor for the town.

The group, from the Connect to Community course, gave superb renditions of crowd favourites such as Loch Lomond, Caledonia and Flower of Scotland.

Other songs performed by the students included Donald Where’s Your Troosers? while the entire event was rounded off by the Circassian Circle dance.

They occasionally deviated from the traditional theme to treat the audience to the Cha Cha Slide and Macarena dances, and a version of Stealers Wheel’s Stuck in the Middle with You.

That particular song was written by Stealers Wheel frontman, the late Gerry Rafferty from Paisley, and revisited the Scottish theme, which had been put together as part of the students’ drama unit of their course.

Not only did they decide on the theme, they also decorated the Boswell Centre in preparation of their show, while some students baked shortbread and other biscuits for their guests.

Eileen Munro, Essential Skills lecturer at Ayrshire College, said: “It was great to see the students’ hard work in practice result in such a fantastic performance. Every song was greeted with a thunderous round of applause, as the audience could see the amount of effort that was put in by the group to make their themed event such a success.”