A feast of performances at Lorne Campbell Court

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Residents, carers, relatives and children enjoyed a rapid fire afternoon of dance, music and song at Lorne Campbell Court’s first ever Christmas party.

Even Elvis returned to sing and sample mince pies, cakes and dainty sandwiches at the three-hour event just before the Christmas break last week.

The party was organised by Catriona Graham and the staff working for Argyll and Bute Health and Social Care Partnership.

They look after the Court’s residents who transferred from Auchinlee Nursing Home last April.

Court Coordinator Fiona Cook has managed the sheltered housing, for independent residents, on a part-time basis for Cairn Housing for about two decades.

Ms Cook said: ‘This is a great initiative and quite a few of my residents have enjoyed the afternoon.’

The party was opened by pipers Eve McMillan and Demi Martin, both aged 15. They were followed by Highland dancers.

During Elvis McCallum’s great cover of Love Me Tender, he walked round the room kissing the ladies and draping a silk scarf round their necks.

Duo Eilidh Powell and Linzi Shields performed Don McLean’s American Pie complete with innovative actions.

The 1pm performance, which was apparently put together at the last moment, appeared very slick and professional.

After a refreshment interval the show continued until 5pm.