AUCHENCLOIGH's Scottish Womens Institute group have celebrated their oldest member’s 100th birthday.

Mrs Annie Fleming enjoyed an afternoon tea party with the group at the community hall.

President Margaret Weir welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced guest speaker Scott Jarvie from the Scottish Mounted Police Branch.

Scott judged the competitions before he took over the proceedings and spent more than an hour giving us a vast insight into the history and function of the Scottish Police Mounted Division.

The group members also found out more information on the Newmilns Show on June 1, the annual lunch outing to Highgrove House on June 4, and the Hall Fun Night on June 28.

Auchencloigh SWI teams have since had success at Ayr Agricultural Show where the Handicraft foursome took 1st prize and the Baking foursome took 3rd prize.

A SWI member said: “Scott briefly outlined their history from 1924 based in Bell St. Glasgow, to their move to Salkeld St in 1978 and their move to Stewarton in 2013. He explained their present set up regarding numbers of staff, horses and dogs and the selection process of each.

“Scott was asked many questions throughout and after his talk and was more than able to supply the answers to them all.

“A well deserved vote of thanks was given by Olive Melvin to Scott and to the tea ladies for the evening after which the raffle was held.”