Fenwick set to mark big day

A number of well-known Co-operative Movement figures are set to attend celebrations to mark the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Fenwick Weavers Society in the Ayrshire...

Among those planning to attend are Dame Pauline Green, President of the International Co-operative Alliance, Charles Gould, Director General of the ICA, and Iain MacDonald, the former Director General. 

Secretary General Ed Mayo will be there on behalf of Co-operatives UK, while the Co-operative Group will be represented by Chair Len Wardle and Scottish and Northern Ireland Region Chair, Robin Stewart. 

From the world of politics, Iain Gray, Leader of the Scottish Labour Party, and Annabel Goldie, Leader of the Scottish Conservatives, will be in attendance, along with all four co-convernors of the Scottish Parliament’s cross-party Group on co-operatives, including local SNP MSP Willie Coffey. 

The event will begin in Fenwick Parish Kirk, where the original Charter was signed. Participants will sign a new charter reaffirming their commitment to the vision of the original Weavers and to the principles of the Co-operative Movement. There will then be a lunch hosted by Lord Browne of Ladyton (former MP Des Browne).

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