Staff from Rothesay’s Co-operative stores laid on a special Christmas lunch for some of the older people of Bute on Friday.
Residents of the Foley Court, Rothesay Court and Ferfadd Court sheltered housing complexes were joined by members of the Bute Forum for Older Voices at Rothesay Pavilion on Friday for a festive meal of soup, turkey and trimmings, trifle, coffee and mints.
Employees based at the Co-operative’s supermarket in Bridge Street and convenience store in East Princes Street were joined by three S3 pupils from Rothesay Academy’s XL Project, helping out as waiters and waitresses, while the food itself was cooked by staff from the Thomson Court care home in the town.
“We do quite a bit for young people on the island,” the Co-operative’s Rothesay services manager Lyndsey Speirs said, “so this time we thought we’d provide something extra at Christmas for the older people in the community.
“We’re grateful to Apple Tree Nursery, whose choir came to sing for our guests, to Thomson Court for preparing the food, the Pavilion staff for accommodating the event, Councillor Len Scoullar for arranging for the lunch to be cooked at Thomson Court and for organising transport, to the XL Group at Rothesay Academy, and to Print Point for printing off the invitation.