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Dingwall social club wound up “with great sadness” after a history of more than 30 years


By Hector MacKenzie

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Monday Club cheque: Back Row Morris Colven, Anne Edwards, Daphne Fraser, Robert Moore Front Row Janette Steele, Fraser Campbell
Monday Club cheque: Back Row Morris Colven, Anne Edwards, Daphne Fraser, Robert Moore Front Row Janette Steele, Fraser Campbell

The Dingwall Monday Club started as a social club for the over-50s in 1989.

It held meetings initially in the community centre but later moved to the British Legion Hall in the county town’s High Street as numbers mushroomed.

In 2014 it had 119 members, with 80-plus attending to hear speakers or listen to music.

A drop in numbers in more recent years however, and a lack of volunteers to take up committee places, led to the decision to wind up the group.

The club held its last meeting on Monday, March 16 when only 34 members attended.

The committee met in June this year and voted “with great sadness” to close the Dingwall Monday Club after one final outing to give those still attending the chance to say goodbye.

Two Spa Coaches took members to Ullapool and an afternoon tea at Coul House, Contin on their return.

The sunny weather made the trip enjoyable and the afternoon tea was excellent, a fitting end to the club.

A cheque for £850 – the amount remaining in the Dingwall Monday Club bank account – was presented to the Royal British Legion Scotland by club president, Janette Steele, past president, Daphne Fraser and treasurer, Anne Edwards.

Accepting the cheque on behalf of the Dingwall Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland was chairman, Fraser Campbell, secretary, Morris Colven and treasurer, Robert Moore.


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