Former Glasgow MP and MSP has fundraised to take 50 children and 25 pensioners to the pantomime.

Anne Mclaughlin who has was North East MP until earlier this year and previously an SNP list MSP organised the effort to raise the cash to give young and old people a day out at the Pavilion they otherwise might not have had.

She said: “The target was to take 50 children but we doubled that so arranged to take 25 elderly isolated people as well.

“We had enough left to have a Christmas party for them before the pantomime to let them meet and get to know each other.

“We did it last year and it was great fun.”

Ms McLaughlin funded the trip last year from donations to charity and local groups she was making out of her MPs pay rise and decided even though she is no longer an elected politician to repeat the trip this year, so began raising donations to take even more people this time.

The group went o the Pavilion to see The Wizard of Never Was.