All change at the helm of Cor­pach in Colour show

The Oban Times - - The Oban Times & West Highland Times -

A POP­U­LAR gar­den­ing show bid farewell to its lead or­gan­is­ers at the week­end, mak­ing way for two new mas­ter­minds.

Or­gan­is­ers of Cor­pach in Colour, Mar­garet MacIn­tyre and Mar­garet Simp­son, known af­fec­tion­ately as the two Mar­garets, have handed over the reins to Ni­cola Muir, sec­re­tary, and Louise Pescod, trea­surer.

At the event held in Kil­mallie Vil­lage Hall on Satur­day, Louise said: ‘Ni­cola and I have not taken over just yet, but we have been shad­ow­ing the Mar­garets as they’ve or­gan­ised this year’s event. This is the first year we have been in­volved. Next year will be our first show on our own.’

The two Mar­garets will con­tinue to vol­un­teer on the com­mit­tee and will be on hand for sup­port. Ni­cola said: ‘There is a lot of work in­volved in the plan­ning of Cor­pach in Colour, but with the sup­port of the com­mu­nity, schools and nurs­eries we can keep go­ing with this ever-grow­ing event.’

It was ap­par­ent on Satur­day that the poor weather of this sum­mer had had an ef­fect on the honey pro­duce and veg­etable growth, and or­gan­is­ers found the cat­e­gories low in en­tries. How­ever, flower en­tries were strong and var­ied.

Hol­i­day maker Mar­garet Simp­son was said to be dis­ap­pointed she could not at­tend the event due to a mix up with hol­i­day dates.

Judges of five years Linda and Iso­bel Camp­bell also an­nounced that it would be their last year on the job as the time had come for them to move on. Mar­garet MacIn­tyre re­ceived a spe­cial gift and kind words from both judges and new or­gan­is­ers ahead of the prize­giv­ing.

SHOW GIRLS: from left, Ni­cola Muir, Mar­garet MacIn­tyre and Louise Pescod with some en­tries at

last week­end’s event

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