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SILVIE and RUTHVEN. Pres­i­dent Joy Reid wel­comed every­one to the first meet­ing of 2019.

Two ladies from Thrifty One, a char­ity shop in Alyth, told why they de­cided to start the out­let.

The host­ess was Linda Gruneberg and Cathy Ford pro­posed thanks.

Com­pe­ti­tions: three oat­cakes – 1 An­nie Robert­son, 2 Marion Ross, 3 Rona Nicolson; re­cy­cled ar­ti­cle – 1 Mar­garet Bruce, 2 Madge McCowan, 3 Jackie McCowan; flower of the month – 1 Mar­garet Bruce, 2 Marion Ross, 3 Mar­garet Irvine.

KINLOCH. Pres­i­dent El­speth Camp­bell wel­comed mem­bers. A bingo ses­sion was fol­lowed by Gill Holmes show­ing the ladies Tropic skin prod­ucts.

Com­pe­ti­tions: New Year res­o­lu­tion – 1 El­speth Camp­bell, 2 Jan­ice Shep­herd, 3 Pat Mucha; two savoury bis­cuits – 1 Ella Neill, 2 Jan­ice Shep­herd, 3 El­speth Camp­bell.

DUN­NING. Pres­i­dent Les­ley McRae wel­comed mem­bers and vis­i­tors. Colin and Diane Calder gave a talk ti­tled Matilda’s Mus­ings, about their jour­neys across Europe on Matilda, their tan­dem bi­cy­cle. Nan Ross pro­posed thanks.

Com­pe­ti­tions: cy­cling lim­er­ick – 1 Janette Pee­bles, 2 Celia Mar­shall; three pieces of flap­jack – 1 Myr­tle Pot­ter, 2 Cindy Smith, 3 Kay Wil­liams; flower of the month – 1 Celia Mar­shall, 2 Nan Ross.

STAN­LEY. Sec­re­tary K Baldie wel­comed every­one, trea­surer C Skel­ton gave an up­date on funds and W Reid gave a fed­er­a­tion re­port.

J Tay­lor gave a stained glass demon­stra­tion. Host­ess was Pat Why­tock.

Com­pe­ti­tions: pho­to­graph or post­card of a scenic view – 1 K

Baldie, 2 M Ren­nie, 3 I Hunter; 100g of home­made tablet – 1 K Baldie, 2 M Ren­nie, 3 P Why­tock; flower of the month – 1 E Young, 2 J Gill, 3 E Valen­tine.

KILLIN. Mem­bers cel­e­brated the in­sti­tute’s 95th birth­day at a party in the Courie Inn, where a meal was pro­vided by Michael and Lynne Crowe.

The theme was “the 20s” and many ladies wore ap­pro­pri­ate dress.

GLENCARSE. Jonathon Davies-Cole­man gave a talk about his time plant hunt­ing in Bhutan.

Com­pe­ti­tions: item made with mince­meat – 1 Beth Coghill, 2 Cathie Forbes, 3 Bar­bara Wat­son; favourite plant pot – 1 Beth Coghill, 2 Joyce Brown, 3 Cathie Forbes.

MADDERTY. Janet McCon­nell demon­strated var­i­ous flavours of truf­fle us­ing white, milk and dark choco­late.

Shanna Green­lees pro­posed thanks and was host­ess along with Jane Free­man.

Com­pe­ti­tions: wedge of honey cake – 1 F Hag­gart, 2 B Drum­mond, 3 C Craig; favourite bracelet – 1 E Wat­son, 2 C Craig, 3 F Hag­gart; flower of the month – 1 E Wat­son, 2 F Hag­gart, 3 N Shaw

COM­RIE. Mem­bers en­joyed a night of fun and games. They made fat ball bird feeders, took part in quizzes and then had a sing-along.

Com­pe­ti­tions: veg­etable an­i­mals – 1 Mairi Philp, 2 Joyce Carnegie, 3 Anne Law­son; short­bread – 1 Mairi Philp, 2 Anne Law­son, 3 Joyce Carnegie.

AUCHTERMUCHTY. Mem­bers en­joyed their Christ­mas meal at Elm­wood Golf Club, with com­pli­ments sent to the chef and also to Stu­art, who served the food.

Mem­bers Janette Syme and Sy­bil Arnott were cel­e­brat­ing their birth­day and were pre­sented with flow­ers. Vice-pres­i­dent Anne McLeod pro­posed thanks.

AUCHTERTOOL. Pres­i­dent Mrs Thom­son wished every­one a Happy New Year.

Mem­bers then en­joyed a Burns supper with hag­gis, neeps and tat­ties, fol­lowed by dumpling.

The ad­dress to the hag­gis was given by Mrs Tem­ple­ton. Com­pe­ti­tions: stovies – Mrs Thom­son; Nancy’s com­pe­ti­tion, three lemon muffins – Mrs Thom­son; flower of the month – Mrs Tem­ple­ton.

STAR. Pres­i­dent Beryl Bir­rell wel­comed mem­bers to a taste and try com­pe­ti­tion evening. Win­ners: 1 equal – B Bir­rell (lemon vel­vet dessert) and C Wil­son (white choco­late sur­prise cake); flower of the month – J Find­lay.

ST VIGEANS. Pres­i­dent Ann Frith wel­comed 24 mem­bers to the 93rd birth­day party in the British Le­gion Hall.

The cake was cut by longserv­ing mem­ber June Smith and a meal was en­joyed. Games were or­gan­ised by Ann Find­lay and Jan­ice Swankie.

Ali­son Smith pro­posed thanks.

LO­GIE PERT. Mem­bers en­joyed an ex­cel­lent Christ­mas din­ner at the Ge­orge Ho­tel, Mon­trose, be­fore be­ing en­ter­tained at the panto in the town hall.

The in­sti­tute’s con­cert party en­ter­tained at the first meet­ing of 2019.

A buf­fet was pro­vided by hostesses Wilma Simp­son and Cathie Aitken.

Com­pe­ti­tions: num­ber of sports that re­quire a ball – 1 Amy Rux­ton, 2 Wilma Simp­son, 3 Pa­tri­cia Ur­win; flower of the month – 1 Maisie Grant, 2 Iso­bel Law, 3 M Fair­weather.

LUNDIE. Pres­i­dent Chris Dun­can in­tro­duced Martin Payne and he gave a talk on his trav­els to China.

Com­pe­ti­tions: two pieces of par­adise slice – 1 Heather Meikle, 2 No­rah Meikle, 3 Dorothy Mck­endrick; flower of the month – 1 Ann Tildes­ley, 2 Mar­a­lyn Knight, 3 Heather Meikle.


Vice-pres­i­dent Muriel Young in­tro­duced John Smith who gave a talk on hid­den trea­sures about metal de­tect­ing.

Com­pe­ti­tions: mince­meat muffins – 1 Gil­lian Mil­lar, 2 Thora Ogg; old coins – 1 Chris­tine Fer­gu­son, 2 Sheena Sim, 3 Mar­garet An­der­son; flower of the month – Thora Ogg.

HILL­SIDE. Mem­bers en­joyed a talk by lo­cal author Chris Long­muir. Com­pe­ti­tions: short poem – 1 M Dick, 2 J Steven­son, 3 A Oliver; book­mark – 1 E Pirie, 2 J Steven­son, 3 A Oliver; flower of the month – M Dick.

GLENISLA. Linda Con­nor, who brought along guide dog puppy Pe­tra, gave an in­sight into her life as a puppy walker. Betty Grant pro­posed thanks.

Com­pe­ti­tions: favourite dog or­na­ment – 1 Jenny Ral­ston, 2 Jacquie Hardy; flask of cream of broc­coli soup – Hi­lary Lawrence; flower of the month – Hi­lary Lawrence.

INVERARITY. Pres­i­dent June Richard­son wel­comed Lenny Gun­ning from Vol­un­tary Ac­tion An­gus and he gave an in­sight into the sup­port the or­gan­i­sa­tion gives to vol­un­teer­ing.

Com­pe­ti­tion: flower of the month – 1 June Richard­son, 2 Sheila Todd, 3 Rhoda

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