After having to miss two years the Taxis came back to Troon to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Glasgow Taxis Outing Fund. 125 Taxis plus two double decker busses and the back up crew, brought 305 youngsters for a wonderful day out in our town. The weather was just right to show off the Troon’s superb vista of “sand sea and shops”.
Many of the shopkeepers decorated their premises and donated ice cream, sweets etc on the day. “Knit and Knatter” a group that meets on Monday evenings in McKays Restaurant and Pub covered just about every bollard along the route with their craft. All this added to the delight on the faces of the children, which in turn made all the planning worthwhile.
The Parade was led by Police Scotland & Federation Pipe Band Members the taxi Committee and Troon Community Council. Along with two Dancing Schools from our town we the Lord Lieutenant of Ayrshire & Arran Morag Douglas, the newly elected Provost and of South Ayrshire Council Iain Campbell, deputy Provost Mary Kilpatrick. Troon’s Councillors were also in attendance.
At the prize giving for the best outfits a remarkable lady Margaret who was still serving the ice cream clocked up her 75th trip! Another long service award was given to Peter a former driver achieving 53 years. Well done to the Glasgow Taxi Owners Fund who raise the money to hold this event. Look them up on their website and Facebook. www.gtof.org.uk
Troon Community Council looks forward to seeing everyone again next year.
Best Dressed Licensed Premises
3rd The Swan
Best Dressed Retail Premises
1st. Precious Kidswear
3rd. Troon Pets & Aquaria