Largs Age Concern is in very good health as it is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year.

There have been a range of special events to commemorate the special anniversary including a 70s nostalgic quiz and fish supper, a barbecue, coffee morning and a holiday to Ireland in September. The final event to mark the anniversary year was the official dinner which took place recently and was very well attended, see pictures.

Age Concern is based at the AD Cameron Centre in Lade Street.

The group is for the over 60s and meets at the centre from 10am-4pm Monday to Friday.

There are hot and cold drinks available every day, and there is a weekly prize draw and monthly prize raffle, and twice monthly lunches take place.

Functions include bingo, beetle drive and other events, and there is also art, craft and Knit and Knatter taking place weekly, as well as pool tournaments.

There is also Keep Fit and Scottish Slimmer weekly, so health and fitness is to the fore.

Age Concern also organise fundraising events including coffee mornings, afternoon tea, BBQ, and Bake sales, and there is the eagerly anticipated Christmas dinner.

It is all very social, and a great way of meeting people.

The centre was named after Mr Alexander Douglas Cameron, CBE and JP who during October 1974 considered that a 'Day Centre' should be established for the senior citizens of Largs.

In December 1974 Mr Cameron invited representatives from the Social Work Department, the local council, other charities, the Red Cross, and the Citizens Advice Bureau to attend hoping to identify a location and to raise sufficient funds.

Various fund raising activities took place and by January 1977 around £6,000 had been raised and following several meetings Cunninghame District Council gave an undertaking that Age Concern could lease the ground which it now occupies.

The original stage 1 building was opened in October 1978 and stage 2 was completed for opening in May 1980 by Princess Alexandra.