On Wednesday, April 5 the members of Gilmourton Rural came together for their monthly meeting. Due to a cancellation, the speaker had to be replaced at short notice and Joanne Motion of RW Scott of Carluke very kindly agreed to step into the breach. Joanne spoke of the history of the company which
dates back to 1880 before going on to talk of its more recent expansions and product developments. Members were then invited to take part in some consumer research when six of the company’s most-recently developed products were offered for a taste-and-try session followed by feedback from the group. This may not have been the scheduled talk for the evening but it proved to be a great success and Joanne certainly provided something very innovative which all present very much enjoyed. Competition winners for the evening were: Homemade hat – 1st, Sheena Kerr; 2nd, Edith Steel; 3rd, Marion Hamilton. Flower of the Month – 1st, Mary Harkness; 2nd, Sarah Mateer; 3rd, Marion Law. Mary Harkness won the competition for the jar of threefruit marmalade. The next meeting of Gilmourton Rural will be the organisation’s AGM on Wednesday, May 3. Quarrell; 3rd, R Millar, A McDiarmid and N Ferguson. The organisation is having a fundraising Bingo Night this Friday. All welcome along to join in the fun. The bus trip next month has now been changed to Saturday, May 13 due to unforeseen circumstances.
Fun in the sun A big group of parents and kids enjoy the Easter Festival