The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)
Alyth care team wins accolade
TEAMS FROM across Scotland gathered at the Hillcrest Group’s headquarters in Dundee for the first Gowrie Care staff awards ceremony.
The team from Alyth Home Care took the Good Practice/ Collaboration Award.
Project manager Muriel McCormack said: “We are delighted to be recognised for our hard work and good practice.
“The Home Care service enables our clients to live in their own homes by supporting them with personal care, meals and other needs.
“Through innovative planning and team work we have made this project a success and we always aim to deliver the best service possible.”
Gowrie Care managing director Damian McGowan said that competition for the awards “was always going to be tight”.
He said the winning entries “impressed the judges the most”, but added: “We have an exceptional workforce and I am very proud of all our teams.”
LONGFORGAN. President Muriel Anderson introduced Morag Gray, who showed her textile artwork. Competitions: decorated jute table mat — 1 Muriel Anderson, 2 Sheila Boyack, 3 Margaret Brown; Turkish delight — 1 Phyllis Crabbe, 2 Linda Bisset, 3 Pat Sneddon.
LUNCARTY. Members were welcomed by Mrs Susie Davidson. The Rev Adrian Lough gave a talk on his time working in Sudan. Competition: lemon curd — 1 Sheila Walker, 2 Nicola Parr; flower of the month — Bell McNaughton.
METHVEN. Mrs Margaret Chisholm presided and Mr Beaton Lindsay demonstrated 20-minute suppers. Competitions: flower of the month — 1 Mrs Ann Doig, 2 Mrs Margaret Chisholm; two sausage rolls — 1 Mrs Karen Gilzean, 2 Mrs C McKay.
MILNATHORT. Members met at Heaven Scent coffee shop for a demonstration by owner Andrew Scott of how to make different kinds of coffee. Competitions: carrot cake — 1 Agnes Sharp, 2 Fiona Hynds, 3 Vi Todd; folded napkin — 1 Lorna Douglas, 2 Vi Todd, 3 Jean Paterson; flower of the month — 1 May Paterson, 2 Ena Thomson, 3 Nan Paterson.
PITCAIRNGREEN. Mark Hall gave a talk on medieval Perth. Competitions: old coin — 1 J Colville, 2 M McKinnon, 3 I Stewart; beer tankard — 1 I Stewart, 2 A Michie, 3 H Coventry.
SCONE. Margaret Manson presided. Linda Retson gave a talk on the inner workings of the WRI. Competitions: peg bag — B. Graham; words from St Valentine — 1 L Goodison, 2 P Fyfe; flower of the month — 1 B Cameron, 2 A Laing 3 B Graham.
DUNNING. The president welcomed everyone to the institute’s 75th birthday. Competition: prettiest evening bag — 1 Pat Stewart, 2 Audrey Smith, 3 Alice Nairn.