Community Affairs

Kippen Women’s Rural Institute Centenary

Kippen Women’s Rural Institute celebrated 100 years of existence on Wednesday 18th September.  Warm autumn sunshine welcomed members as they gathered at the Reading Room in Kippen for a birthday trip to Pitlochry Theatre.  The performance of the Noel Coward comedy ‘Blythe Spirit’ was enjoyed by all.  The celebration cake, baked by Dianne Louttit, was cut by senior member Mora Adam before an informal toast was proposed by Vice President, Fiona Clark.  Congratulations were voiced by the Women’s Rural Institute National President, Linda Retson.  After a tasty meal the homeward journey (again in sunshine) held a surprise when members were presented with a commemorative mug and shopping bag as well as a shopper from Tesco, which is also celebrating 100 years.  President, Helen Wilson, senior member Winnie Dunlop and a few other members were unable to attend and their absence was keenly felt.  Kippen Women’s Rural gratefully acknowledge the financial aid from Falck Renewables Kingsburn Community Fund, administered by Kippen Community Trust with support from Foundation Scotland and from Stirling Council Community Grants Scheme, without whose assistance this very enjoyable event could not have taken place.