Entries up at Lunanhead show

Eleven year old Lisa Rennie from Lunanhead proudly shows off some of her exhibits at the annual flower show.

Eleven year old Lisa Rennie from Lunanhead proudly shows off some of her exhibits at the annual flower show.

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The chairman of Lunanhead Horticultural Society was delighted with the number and standard of entries at this year’s show.

Robin de Veres said the entries were up and the young competitors did well in the children’s section.

He said: “It has been a mixed year. The weather was interchangeable. Some things came on early, some later and all and things were changing every week, but we made it in the end.”

The judges this year were:-roses, Don Shaw; garden, Colin Whitton; industrial, Margaret Mackie and show judge, Ed Livie.

The prize-winners were as follows;-

Jim Laird Trophy, best entry in the flower section - L. Craib. Bagerton Trophy, best entry in the vegetable section - Sam Millar.

Edward Kettlewell Memorial Shield (open), best exhibit in pot plans - J. Mclaren.

The Society Trophy (open section) - Ian Craib.

President’s Trophy, best entry in show - L. Craib. N and W Finlayson Cup, baking section most points - K. Butler. Finlayson Memorial Cup, children’s section most points - A. Butler and L. Rennie.

Trophies - garden.

Gow Rosebowl best rose garden - J. Buist.

Cyril and Jean Robb Cup, best private garden, overall, N. McDonald.

Mr and Mrs K. Morris Cup, best senior citizen garden overall, F. McIntosh.

Jock Murray Cup, best village border - N. McDonald.

Urquhart Shield, best hanging basket or container - J. Buist.

Les Orrock Shield, best village garden overall - N. McDonald.

In the run up to the show the society ran a children’s drawing competition, which proved a real hit.

The children were asked to submit entries for the show schedule and posters.

Mr De Veres explained: “It was very difficult to pick a winner as they were all very good.”

There were just under 100 entries and the overall winner was five-year-old Sophie Baikie, who winning design was on the front cover of the schedules.