COMMUNITY spirit was stronger than ever in Kilmacolm as residents rallied round to support two village events.

The Cargill Centre proved to be at the beating heart of the community as people supported the annual charity coffee morning in aid of MND Scotland and the Kilmacolm Village Art Class exhibition.

June Lamont, who lives in the village, was keen to thank everyone who attended the MND Scotland coffee morning which she organises every year.

She said: "It went really well.

"We raised just over £700, so I'm thrilled to bits.

"There's a lot of support for MND in the village so I'm absolutely delighted.

"The people are so supportive in the village."

June says she's keen to highlight the important work of MND Scotland - a charity which supports people affected by Motor Neurone Disease (MND), a rapidly progressing terminal illness, which stops signals from the brain reaching the muscles.

She added: "It's good to do anything that highlights MND."

The successful event was part of an action packed day at the centre as Kilmacolm Village Art Class hosted an exhibition on the same day.

The group kindly showed their support for the coffee morning by raising £100 for the charity through the sales of notelets.

They would like to thank everyone who supported their exhibition.