Auchencloigh SWI celebrated a special anniversary at an event on Wednesday, August 14.

President Margaret Weir welcomed members of the SWI, guests and members of over 15 other groups to celebrate the 98th year since the Auchencloigh 'Rural' first met.

After some group business Margaret invited the honorary members, Mrs Wright and Mrs Smith, to cut the birthday cake and also welcomed the group’s oldest member, Mrs Fleming, to the party before tea was served.

Following on from a supper, Margaret introduced the entertainment for the evening.

A spokeswoman from the SWI said: "What an evening it was.

“Courtesy of Ayrshire Ukes (a mixed group from the Ayrshire Ukulele Clan) we spent the next hour or so singing along to a fantastic range of popular music from the not too distant past – and most of us knew all the words.

“Armed with tambourines, maracas, and shakers the audience joined in wholeheartedly and fortunately no one reported us to the noise abatement society.

“It fell to Margaret Woodburn to deliver the most well deserved vote of thanks to the caterers and ladies who served the tea, to the ladies who cut the cake, to the visitors and representatives from Ayrshire groups and federation, to everyone who brought raffle prizes (proceeds to the 2019 SWI charity) and most of all to Ayrshire Ukes who sang and played their heart out with us. Wow, what a great evening.”

The competition winners for the flowering pot plant were announced as: 1st Margaret Weir, 2nd Mary Smith, 3rd Grace Jamieson.

Margaret Weir then closed the meeting and wished everyone a safe journey home.