The restaurant at Eyemouth Golf Club recently laid on a special thank-you dinner for its elderly regulars.
George Aitchison, who runs the Bayview restaurant with his wife, Heather, said it was an opportunity to thank people who made an effort to use the space throughout the year.
“Every year,” he said, “we like to hold a little get-together as a thank-you to all our customers for their help through the year. It’s usually just a pie or a sausage roll and a cup of tea, that kind of thing.
“Obviously, though, at this time of year,in the cold and dark, many of the older folk aren’t so keen to come out and leave their homes. So we invited a few of them, especially those from Swann Court and Seton Care and the like, for a bit of an early celebration.
“There must have been about 90 of them all told. They had a great time. On a lunchtime, about 75% of our customers must be over 60s, so we thought we should do something. We put on a bit of entertainment with Gary Copeland from The Singing Kettle, and some ladies who couldn’t get up to the dancefloor were dancing away in their seats!
“We don’t know what we’ll be doing for other customers, but we’ll be putting something on before the end of the year. We raised £219 for Alzheimer’s Scotland through the afternoon, which was fantastic. George went on: “We chose the charity because it stuck a chord in hearts of our family.”