West Kilbride’s Village Larder has received a “Christmas bonus” of £650 thanks to a gig organised by local musicians.

The gig was held on November 11 at the Barony Centre and featured a variety of local folk musicians and was headlined by traditional group the Spancil Hillbillies.

Organised by husband-and-wife duo Irene and David McCulloch who also played during the gig, the concert was a sell-out with sixty people attending.

Irene said: “It was jumping! It was really great – the crowd were really appreciative, and everybody joined into the spirit of the evening.

“We had two people playing ukuleles and singing, and my husband and myself sang and played, my husband plays mandolin and I play guitar, and we sang a variety of traditional Scottish songs and some more modern.

“This is probably about the sixth concert we’ve done – we’ve done them for Parkinsons, we’ve done them for the Christmas lights, and various charities.”

There was also a raffle with prizes donated by local people and businesses such as vouchers for restaurants and cafes such as Cita and Pod and a bottle of wine donated by the Seamill Hotel on offer.

At the food larder, everyone was grateful for the large donation – especially given the time of year and the impact of the cost-of-living crisis.

Dawn Williamson said: "Every penny counts and goes a long way to helping the cause."

The pair are planning another charity gig in benefit of the West Kilbride Community Hub’s environmental group for next spring.

Irene and David would like to extend a thank you to the people of the Barony Centre for their help in hosting the gig and to Drew Kirkland for volunteering to help set up the gig’s tech.