People in the Three Towns aged 100 and over are being offered free tickets to this weekend's celebration of the 100th birthday of the Saltcoats, Ardrossan and Stevenston Royal British Legion branch.

Just a few tickets remain for the centrepiece of the celebration, a social event at the Ardrossan Civic Centre at 7pm on Saturday, April 13.

The evening will feature a performance from the the West of Scotland Military Wives Choir, and a special guest appearance by the Isle of Cumbrae Pipe Band.

The Legion branch first met in the same venue back in April 1924, just a few years after the end of the First World War.

The free tickets for centenarians will be offered on a first-come-first served basis. To find out more, those who qualify or their carers should email

Anyone under the age of 100 can still buy a ticket for the event, priced £10,  at

The commemorations will begin at 12 noon on Saturday when a parade will make its way to St Mary's Church via the Saltcoats war memorial, where Legion members will pay their respects to those who gave their lives while serving their country.

Everyone in the Three Towns is welcome to join Legion members at an interdenominational service in St Mary’s at 12.30pm, where the branch will be rededicated.

The national president and national chairman of the Royal British Legion Scotland will be amongst the dignitaries at the service.