The Coffee Club's (now Coffee Morning) recipe book went on sale on 8th March 2007, with all profits helping create and maintain our new community owned  Enterprise Centre.
For only £2.50 per copy this book contains 59 assorted recipes and some illustrations of the village by David McCubbin and Davie Gordon.

This  recipe book, created for you by Auchencairn Coffee Club, was launched during the fortnightly coffee morning in The Old Smugglers Inn by Councillor Jane Maitland.

L to R: Brian Maxwell, Councillor Jane Maitland, Madeline Maxwell, Ross Paton (Initiative Chair), Janet Bottrill, Janice Ashworth (The Old Smugglers Inn) and Marian Makins.


There was a good attendance at the Coffee Club in The Old Smugglers Inn, to help celebrate the launch of 'What's Cooking in Auchencairn'.

Ross Paton: Chair of Auchencairn Initiative.
After tucking into coffee, tea and an excellent selection of cakes everyone heard from Ross Paton, Chair of Auchencairn Initiative about the anticipated benefit to the area from the Enterprise Centre that is now under construction in Main Street.

Ross described how the funding by grants had cost the community nothing in terms of cash and had been very much as a result of the hard work of David Dunstan. He went on to say that there would be ongoing costs after the build was completed and thus funding such as the profits from the sales of the book was essential for its future.

It was then the turn of Councillor Jane Maitland, who represents the local Ward on Dumfries and Galloway Council. Jane gave praise and acknowledgement to the club participants and the various people that had contributed to the creation of the book. She stressed the importance of such ventures in not only helping with the funding of the Enterprise Centre, but in drawing the community together with a common purpose.

Janet Bottrill brings in the book.

Janet Bottrill presented it to Jane who with a flourish of the ceremonial scissors cut the tartan ribbon and declared the launch of 'What's Cooking in Auchencairn?'
Councillor Jane Maitland 'launches' the book.

Some people then collected the copies that they had bought in advance of the release and others handed over their cash in spontaneous generosity (and curiosity).

Davie Gordon and his model.
On display and of much interest was a model of the new Enterprise Centre crafted in wood by Davie Gordon.

This first day of trading saw the sale of 107 copies - a fantastic start to the funding effort. It should be remembered that the book was printed from donations by local people and enterprises and that there is no commission taken at point of sale (Auchencairn Store or Internet).

To obtain your copy visit Auchencairn Store or when closed Rathan, 1 The Square or see below for postal requests.

  1. Order by post from Maxwells, Rathan, 1 The Square Auchencairn. DG7 1QT with a cheque for £3.00 (including U.K. postage and packing) made payable to Auchencairn Initiative.
  2. Enquiries regarding supply to outside the U.K. should be made by post to Maxwells at the above address, telephone 01556 640289.