The Galloway branch of the Dumfries and Galloway Labour Party held a community coffee morning this past Saturday in Dalbeattie town hall.
The well attended event had home baking for sale, tombola, a bric-a-brac stall as well as raffle which saw a number prizes up for grabs including a bottle of House of Common whisky donated by local MP Russell Brown.
On the coffee morning, Abbey Councillor David Stitt said:
“I’d like to thank the people of Dalbeattie for coming to the coffee morning and making it such a good event. The weather on the day was horrible but it did not deter local people from coming and showing their support.”
Fellow Abbey councillor Tom McAughtrie added:
“Anytime we have had a coffee morning Dalbeattie, the local people turn out in force and this was no exception. A number of people turned up for a coffee and a chat and it was good to have the chance to spend time with my constituents in a social setting.
Dumfries and Galloway MP Russell Brown added:
"I always welcome the chance to talk to my constituents outside the formal setting of my office and helping at this coffee morning was the perfect opportunity. It was good to have a chance to talk to local people about the issues that affect them as well as just have a general chat in relaxed atmosphere. Congratulations should also go to all the raffle winners. I hope they all enjoy their prizes.”