The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)

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CLEISH. Dorothy Morris presided. The Highland show and Perth show are cancelled this year. Margaret Nelson showed how to make a roulade and Elinor Craig spoke about her new business, then showed how to do a flower arrangemen­t. Dorothy showed how to make gift boxes. Agnes proposed thanks. April meeting: Dorothy Morris presided. The National Federation president sent condolence­s to the Queen on behalf of the SWI. Iris Marhencke spoke on the history of Gleneagles. Agnes proposed thanks. Calendars and diaries can be ordered at £5 each. Next month is the AGM. Voting slips, available online, back to Alison by April 29. We are still hoping to visit the Japanese Gardens. There will be no SWI tent at Kinross Show. Competitio­ns – 1 Dorothy Morris, 2 Alison Morris, 3 Anne Doig.

MILNATHORT. Zoom meetings are held on Wednesdays. Honorary and talented member, Nan Douglas, has died in her 90s.

PITLOCHRY. Members met for a virtual coffee morning. Betty Stark’s quiz on Scottish affairs was won by Ginnie Wilkie, followed by Carol Macgill and Kathleen Scott. A member showed the Cinderella doll and jumper she had knitted since Christmas.

BISHOPSHIR­E. Members told stories and recited poems on journeys. The programme took us from Singapore to Canada via Orkney. Competitio­ns – postcardpi­cture – 1 Margo Waddell, 2 Mary Nisbett, 3 Norma Smith; flower of the month – 1 Mamie Wallace 2 Margo Waddell 3 Joanne Cowan. April meeting: Rhona Campbell, hearing loss support officer for RNID, spoke on hearing loss and tinnitus. Competitio­ns: flower arrangemen­t in teacup – 1 Joanne Cowan, 2 Linda Chapman 3 Norma Smith; flower of the month – 1 Margo Waddell, 2 Norma Smith, 3 Marion Sutherland.

COLLISTON. Members held a Zoom book club meeting.

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