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Blair­gowrie Group Irene Smith, pres­i­dent of Bur­rel­ton and Wood­side In­sti­tute wel­comed all to the au­tumn group meet­ing held in Bur­rel­ton/Wood­side Church Hall on Satur­day, Septem­ber 30. She then handed over to Muriel Brown, Blair­gowrie Group chair­man, who wel­comed ev­ery­one present in­clud­ing na­tional chair­man Linda Ret­son, past group chair­man, judges Anne Mor­ri­son and Chrissie Penny from Col­lace and Kin­rossie In­sti­tute and the en­ter­tain­ers for the af­ter­noon, The Ru­ral Blend, who pro­vided a very en­ter­tain­ing se­lec­tion of songs and po­etry. Iso­bel Milne, vice-group chair­man, gave the vote of thanks to the judges, and all present en­joyed a lovely af­ter­noon tea pro­vided by Bur­rel­ton and Wood­side SWI mem­bers. A com­pre­hen­sive vote of thanks was given by Muriel Brown, pres­i­dent of Rat­tray and Dis­trict In­sti­tute. Com­pe­ti­tions: bram­ble and ap­ple jelly - 1 Chris­tine Flem­ing, Drim­mieburn and Meik­leour, 2 Mar­garet Gor­don, Bur­rel­ton and Wood­side, 3 Carol Dun­can, Rat­tray and Dis­trict; fo­liage ar­range­ment in a jug - 1 Sara Urie, Bur­rel­ton and Wood­side. Clu­nie At the meet­ing on Oc­to­ber 9 Kate Gre­gory from Moy­ness Nurs­eries demon­strated a num­ber of ideas for plant­ing pots for win­ter dis­plays. Com­pe­ti­tions: ar­range­ment in a mug - 1 J Wight­man, 2 M Web­ster, 3 D Plum­mer; flower of the month - 1 A An­drew, 2 M Web­ster. Drim­mieburn and Meik­leour Pres­i­dent Chris­tine Flem­ing wel­comed mem­bers to the first meet­ing of the new ses­sion with a spe­cial wel­come to two vis­i­tors. Chris­tine re­minded ev­ery­one that Mar­garet Gor­don will be the speaker next month and the com­pe­ti­tion will be a cat lover’s card and flower of the month. Com­pe­ti­tions: three oven scones - 1 Betty Mar­shall, 2 Chris­tine Flem­ing, 3 Rena Struthers; flower of the month - Anick Pitcher. The yearly com­pe­ti­tion re­sults from ses­sion 2016-17 are as fol­lows: 1 Edith Christie, Drim­mieburn and Meik­leour Cup; 2 equal Chris­tine Flem­ing, Gal­lear Cup, and Kay Smith, Meik­leour Cup; Most Tries Bev­er­ley Wright, the Sadie Bar­nett Salver; flower of the month - Deb­bie Wil­lett, quaich. Glenisla Pres­i­dent Hi­lary Lawrence wel­comed mem­bers and vis­i­tors to the first meet­ing of their new ses­sion. She wel­comed San­dra Thom­son who gave an ex­cel­lent and ho­mourous talk on her jute jour­ney, ex­plain­ing how it took her from Dundee to In­dia and the var­i­ous jute prod­ucts it in­volved. Hi­lary Lawrence pro­posed a vote of thanks. Com­pe­ti­tion re­sults: hand­made shop­ping bag - 1 El­iz­a­beth Guthrie, 2 Kath­leen David­son; jar of or­ange mar­malade - 1 Hi­lary Lawrence, 2 Jill Red­path; flower of the month - Hi­lary Lawrence. Kilry Mar­garet Dar­roch and Liz Bridge gave a talk to the Septem­ber meet­ing on their ex­pe­ri­ences whilst trav­el­ling around In­dia. A good night was had by all who at­tended. Com­pe­ti­tions: In­dian curry - 1 J Mcfar­lane, 2 E Kydd, 3 J Don­ald­son; colour­ful scarf - 1 J Mcfar­lane, 2 C Mcgowan, 3 P Don­ald­son. For the Oc­to­ber meet­ing, the Bur­rel­ton group en­ter­tained with singing and a cook­ing demon­stra­tion. Com­pe­ti­tions: sul­tana cake - 1 M Dar­roch, 2 R Hazel, 3 J Mcfar­lane; peg bag - 1 M Dar­roch, 2 P Don­ald­son. Kin­loch Pres­i­dent El­speth Camp­bell wel­comed mem­bers, old and new, to the meet­ing on Tues­day, Oc­to­ber 3 in Kin­loch Hall. The speaker was the co­or­di­na­tor of Perth and Kin­ross Coun­cil’s re­cy­cling ser­vices, Vivien Mil­ford. Those gath­ered learned a lot about the things res­i­dents should and should not be putting into the dif­fer­ent bins and thanked Vivien for her time. Com­pe­ti­tion re­sults: flower of the month - Eve­lyn Kin­caid; three savoury bis­cuits - 1 E Camp­bell, 2 L Evans, 3 E Neill; re­cy­cled ar­ti­cle 1 E Camp­bell (cush­ion cover made from old shirt), 2 J Shep­herd (bag made from old jeans). The next meet­ing is on Tues­day, Novem­ber 7 at 7.15pm. New mem­bers al­ways wel­come. The com­pe­ti­tions will be a sewn Dorothy bag and three High­lander bis­cuits. Rat­tray Pres­i­dent Muriel Brown wel­comed mem­bers, new mem­bers, guest judges El­speth and Pat from Kin­loch SWI and Drew Scott, the speaker for the evening, to the first meet­ing of the 2017-18 sea­son. The new com­mit­tee was in­tro­duced to mem­bers. Muriel in­tro­duced Drew Scott, the com­mu­nity and ed­u­ca­tion man­ager at Pit­lochry Fes­ti­val The­atre who gave a very en­ter­tain­ing and in­for­ma­tive talk on how pro­duc­tions were put to­gether and the time­line of events lead­ing to per­for­mance. He had brought along a se­lec­tion of props to show the mem­bers. Pau­lene thanked him for com­ing and speak­ing at the meet­ing. Kath­leen and Mary served tea and bis­cuits to all. Com­pe­ti­tion re­sults: favourite the­atre mem­o­ra­bilia - 1 Margo Mur­ray; 2 Freda An­drew, 3 Les­ley Howkins; rasp­berry jam - 1 Les­ley Howkins, 2 Anne Simp­son, 3 Muriel Brown; flower of the month - Anne Simp­son. Muriel re­minded ev­ery­one of the open meet­ing next month and the com­pe­ti­tions. Sil­vie and Ruthven Pres­i­dent Joy Reid wel­comed ev­ery­one. Af­ter the busi­ness was dis­cussed, May Web­ster demon­strated how to make marzi­pan fruits and a Christ­mas Rose. An en­joy­able night was had by all. Host­ess for the evening was Jackie McCowan. Com­pe­ti­tions: Most items in a blue­bell match­box - 1 Mar­garet Irvine (130); 2 Mar­garet Bruce (106), 3 Joy Reid (79); in­di­vid­ual lemon meringue pie - 1 Mar­garet Bruce, 2 Joy Reid, 3 Mar­garet Irvine; flower of the month - 1 Rona Ni­col­son, 2 He­len Urquhart, 3 Linda Messer.

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