Last Dance

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Last Dance

Time is now running out to secure the New Year's Day Dance booking for 2019.  At the beginning of the year, we heard that there were a few interested in keeping this community event going.   Although we did put out a previous request in the Newsletter and on Facebook, to date no one has got in touch to progress the event for New Year's Day 2019. 

This dance has been going for many, many years now and it would be a shame if it was to end.  Both community groups and anyone who ever attended this event know what an asset it is to the people of Lochwinnoch. 

The current committee want to assist with the transition and change over with anyone who wants to take over the running of the dance.   We have very little time left before we have to confirm the booking of the McKillop for the dance.  So please, get in touch soon if you can help with this fantastic village event. 

It has to be stated at this time that, due to Renfrewshire Council Regulations, if we do not use the hall for the New Year's Day Dance this year we won’t ever be able to book the facilities on New Year's Day again.   Our village hall is the only Renfrewshire town hall opened on the first of January.   The use of the Mckillop on the first of January will always be honoured IF the dance continues.  However if there is no-one be willing/able to take the New Year's Day Dance on and continue this fantastic community event, then this booking will be lost forever.    Use it - or Lose!! 

We really hope this event continues for the benefit of the village and I hope to be reporting in next month's Newsletter, details of the new New Year's Day Dance committee.  I don’t want my update to state that there was no-one interested in helping which would, in turn, mean the end of the Lochwinnoch New Year's Day Dance. 

If you can help please get in touch as soon as possible with myself, Christine Gibson, on 07866 771 381, or email

Christine Gibson


Lochwinnoch New Year's Day Dance group