The AD Cameron Centre is still going strong with a range of events not just for over 60s but for the whole community.

Important event take place in the centre on a weekly basis ran by a dedicated group of volunteers.

And in 1980, royalty was present to offically open the doors of the then new complex in Lade Street.

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Former Largs and Millport News reporter Linda Olsen said: "I wrote the covering story for the Wee Paper, it was a great day."

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. 

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The vision was of a place where they could meet in comfort, form new friendships, have social activities and organise functions by running their own club. And that concept is still very much the case.

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

The Princess is a cousin of the late Queen Elizabeth II and a working member of the royal family. She is now aged 86.

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Meanwhile, Skelmorlie Fire Brigade were also pictured in the News in 1980. The picture here includes  Neil McGinn, Jim Logue, John Galbraith and Neil Smith. In the front row are Tommy McDougall, Alan McGinn, Malcolm Brydon and Robin Maunders.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Skelmorlie Fire Brigade 1980Skelmorlie Fire Brigade 1980 (Image: Newsquest)

Others included Billy Rodgers, Donald McEcheran, Jim Clark, Wallace Greer, Ronnie Logue, and Jimmy McConnell.

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A few weeks ago we carried a history feature on the Fairlie Gala, and below, are all the organisers letting their hair down at a Gala dance at the old Fairlieburne Hotel, which was demolished later in the decade.

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And looking as good as gold in their new school term is the Fairlie Primary 1 class with plenty of familiar faces at the former primary in School Brae.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Fairlie P1Fairlie P1 (Image: Newsquest)