A CELEBRATION of Scottish music, dance and food will take place in Cumnock during November.

Guests of a ceilidh will be served traditional fare as part of an event compered by renowned host Robert Lovie at Dumfries House in November.

Music will be provided by the Glasgow-based contemporary ceilidh band Jim Jam and a two-course Scottish supper will provide fuel for a spirited evening.

As ceilidh caller, Robert, a veteran commentator of major Highland Games events and host of ceilidhs throughout Scotland, will offer instruction and encouragement throughout the evening to dancers well-versed in routines as well as those less familiar with ceilidh choreography.

He said: “It seems fitting that, as one of Scotland’s most beautiful country houses, Dumfries House will provide the setting for such a traditional cultural event unique to this country. A ceilidh is essentially a social gathering with entertainment, food, music and dancing.