Final arrangements made for Summer Horticultural Show

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Final arrangements have been made at a committee meeting of the Arran Horticultural Society for the annual Flower & Vegetable show which will take place on Sunday August 14 at Arran High School.

The show, first held in Whiting Bay hall in 1908, continues to attract many entries, not just from skilled and enthusiastic gardeners, but also such skills such as baking, handcrafts, produce and photography.

Equally, an abundance of talent has been noted in the greatly increasing number of entries in the children’s classes, where last year the Society saw a record number of entries.

Changes have been made to the rules and regulations to make them more amenable and easier to follow.

John Sillars, chairman, said: ‘We always welcome first time entrants with assistance and advice, where required, so please don’t be hesitant to add your skills to what is, in all regards, a truly colourful display.

‘There is this year a new trophy in memory of the late Mairi Turnbull, a Brodick lady who was an enthusiastic supporter of the Society, and won many a trophy herself. Mairi’s family offered the trophy which we are very pleased to accept, and this year will be presented for the best pot of alliums.

‘Schedules are available at all the usual sources and we are requesting all of last year’s trophy winners to please bring them in,  in good time. We look forward to seeing you.

 

All of the prize winners from last year’s Summer show. 01_B31hort01