FOR the last year and a bit The National has been taking its roadshow around the country to meet with some of our readers.

From Aberdeen to Paisley and from Dunoon to Skye you, the people who keep the newspaper going, have come out in your numbers to attend our event.

We’re hitting the road once again and the next stop of our tour is the South Ayrshire town of Troon on Friday, December 15.

We’ve booked the prestigious Assembly Hall of Marr College, Dundonald Road, which has recently undergone refurbishment. As ever our editor Callum Baird will be bringing along Paul Kavanagh, aka Wee Ginger Dug, with him. And yes, his actual wee dug will be there too.

Local SNP MP Dr Philippa Whitford has also confirmed her attendance.

“We’re really looking forward to visiting Troon to meet some more of our readers, as well as local activists,” said Callum.

“Everywhere we have visited throughout Scotland so far has given us a warm welcome.”

The event will be hosted by Troon SNP and doors will open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. There is no charge for entry, but an optional donation can be made for the local food bank. You can register your spot by visiting Eventbrite: