It’s party time for SWRI

Kirkliston WRI birthday party
Kirkliston WRI birthday party

More than two decades later however, Hazel is branch secretary and the group is very close to her heart.

“We have a lot of fun, great companionship and a lot of support for each other” she explained.

The branch celebrated its 55th birthday party at Kirkliston Community Centre last week, where members enjoyed a quiz, a birthday cake and an entertaining performance from the ‘Cheesetown Crackers’ - a group of Kirkliston SWRI women whose 15 minute storytelling skit won the regional finals of Variations on a Theme.

In April, the ‘Cheesetown Crackers’ will take their performance to Dumfries, where they will represent Kirkliston in a contest with SWRI groups from across Southern Scotland.

The club’s ex-president Pat Carson, was presented with a special badge for her years of service to the rural.

Reflecting on the evening, Hazel said: “Sadly a few of our regulars were unable to make the party, which was a shame, but that didn’t stop us having a good night. It was a fun evening.”