The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

Summer outings enjoyed by members

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AMULREE. The June trip to the Kelpies and the Falkirk Wheel was relaxing and informativ­e. Both attraction­s were extremely busy – a good sign for tourism in 2015. Competitio­n: shortbread – 1 Heather Gamble.

BLAIRADAM. On the annual outing the first stop was for tea and coffee at the Baking Room in Kincardine. The members then visited Callendar House, set within the grounds of Callendar Park Falkirk. A stop was made at the Klondyke Garden Centre, before travelling to Abbotsinch Hotel in Grangemout­h for high tea.

CARNBO. President Molly White welcomed everyone and after business she introduced John Helliwell, who gave a talk on the work of charity Mary’s Meals and a slide show of a recent visit to a new project in Malawi. Competitio­ns: favourite jug – 1 Anne Petherick, 2 Sheila Reid; flower of the month – 1 Sandra Turnbull, 2 Jay Hutchison.

KILRY. The institute’s 78th birthday party was held at the Strathmore Golf Centre. President Isobel Buick welcomed members and introduced the new committee: Isobel Buick, Pat Donaldson, Linda Connor, Joan Donaldson, Jean Chrighton, Elma Kydd and Doreen Richmond. Points cup – 1 Isobel Buick, 2 Janey MacFarlane, 3 Elma Kydd. Rose bowl for the keenest competitor – Pat Donaldson. Monthly competitio­n: best syllabus suggestion – 1 Pat Donaldson, 2 Isobel Buick, 3 Margaret Darroch.

WINDYGATES. Members enjoyed their summer outing to Pitlochry, then on to Blairgowri­e, finishing in Coupar Angus at the Red House Hotel, where they were served with a high tea.

CROSSFORD. For their last meeting before the recess the ladies were welcomed to the Sweet Chestnut restaurant by President Mrs B Stratton. After business members had a fine lunch.

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