For a second year running, our Community Christmas lunch for the over 65s was nothing short of heart-warming. On Tuesday 29th November 2016, Eskmills Venue opened its doors to over 300 residents from the local community, welcoming them in for festive entertainment and a delicious lunch.

Hickory, the award-winning catering company, hosted the free lunch as part of #givingtuesday, a world-wide initiative encouraging local organisations and individuals to work together to do good things in their local area.

As a business that has operated in the heart of East Lothian, Scotland for five years, the team felt it was important to give something back to local residents. Eskmills Venue is a real celebration hub in the community, and it was a pleasure to welcome our guest for a fab meal, enjoy a good knees up washed down with tipple…two.

The day was finished off with a free raffle, with prizes donated from local businesses and suppliers.

Colin Beattie, local MSP commented on the day
“I would like to thank you and your team for putting on such a wonderful Christmas lunch yesterday at Stuart House. The event was a great success, due largely to your efficient and hospitable staff, the great venue, and excellent food. Please pass on my thanks to everyone involved in making the lunch go so well. Thank you again for putting on such an enjoyable event. It was a real benefit to everyone involved, and a great afternoon had by all”

The Hickory team cant wait until 2017!