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The Arran Federation of Scottish Women’s Institutes (SWI) enjoyed another successful exhibition this year at their annual Handcrafts and Homeskills Show.
As reported in last week’s Banner, the exhibition which showcased the talent and skills of members of Arran’s five SWI institutes featured over 337 exhibits from nearly 50 participants.
With items ranging from baking, artwork, and knitting to photography and quilting, the judges had a difficult time selecting the top items from each of the 67 categories.
Not only is the exhibition a showcase of the handcrafts and hobbies but it is also an opportunity for the institutes of Corrie and Sannox, Kildonan, Lamlash, Shiskine and Kilmory to enjoy some good-natured competition.
The afternoon’s show concludes with a prize giving ceremony with 23 trophies which are awarded to individuals and groups who have exhibited the best items in show and those that achieve the most points in various categories.
This year it was Shiskine who won the Community Tray and which was the institute which gained the most points in the show. They also won the Best In Show award and out of the 23 trophies available they collected 14.
The show convener this year was Kirsty Forsyth who was assisted by vice convener Mairi Duff who will be responsible for next year’s show. Special guest Gisela Creed presented the trophies.
The full results of the trophy winners are: Trophy donated by the late Duchess of Montrose for best community tray, Shiskine. Trophy donated by the late Dr James Buchanan for institute gaining most points in show, Shiskine. Trophy donated by the late Miss E Ferguson, Lamlash for best entry in handcraft sections, Dorothy Alllan, Shiskine. The Jean Anderson Memorial Tray for runner up to best entry in handcraft sections, Alison Thompson, Lamlash. Trophy donated by the late Mrs J Petrie, Lamlash, for most points gained by an institute with 20 or fewer members, Corrie and Sannox. Margaret Haddow Trophy for community handcrafts, Shiskine. The Mary W McGarrity Memorial Trophy, donated by the late Mr J McGarrity, Corrie, for competitor gaining most points in handcraft sections, Marion Melvin, Corrie and Sannox.
Isle of Arran Federation Trophy for competitor gaining most points in baking section, Morag Murchie, Shiskine. Trophy donated by the late Mrs H Mitchell for competitor gaining most points in class 21, Anne Pringle, Corrie and Sannox, Jenny Harper, Shiskine. Trophy donated by the late Mrs M Frew for Institute with 25 or fewer members gaining most points in class 19, Kildonan. Trophy donated by Arran Provisions for member gaining most points in class 17 – four item, Nici Sketchley-Kaye, Kildonan. Kilmory Trophy donated by the late Mrs Dale, Corriecravie for most points gained in class 15 – art, Morag Campbell, Lamlash. Queen’s Jubilee Trophy donated by Mrs Elma Stevenson, class 16 – photography, Julie Wilkinston, Shiskine.
The Rachel Trophy donated by Betty Bremner, Lamlash in memory of her sister Ray Bremner, for best knitted article in show, Jenny Harper, Shiskine. Brenda Waddell Trophy for best knitted soft toy, Mary Adams, Lamlash. The Helen MacAlister Quaich for best thrift article, Marion Melvin, Corrie and Sannox. Magazine trophy, Farzier cake, Jenny Harper, Shiskine. Marvin Elliott Trophy for Shetland scarf knitted in 2 or 3 ply, Jenny Harper, Shiskine. The Nan Murchie Memorial Rose Bowl, class 15A, Dorothy Allan, Shiskine. Joan Crawley trophy best entry embroidery, Angela Cassels, Shiskine. The Gardner Trophy donated by Morag Gardner – runner up to best in show, Lynn Jones, Lamlash. Best in show – Corrie and Sannox Trophy donated by Anne Pringle, Shiskine community handicrafts tray.
Quilt Arran Qauich for the most points in class 2 0r 3, Alison Thompson, Lamlash. Isle of Arran SWI – Mairi F T Turnbull Trophy donated by the Turnbull family for best exhibit in class 11 floral art, Jan Crawford, Shiskine.
Shiskine SWI members secured 14 of the 23 available trophies. 01_B33show01
Gisela Creed presents Lynn Jones with the Gardner Trophy for the runner up to best in show. 01_B33show02
Marian Brambles receives the Corrie and Sannox Trophy on behalf of Shiskine SWI for the best item in show. 01_B33show03
Angela Cassels receives the Joan Crawley Trophy for the best entry in the embroidery category. 01_B33show04
Dorothy Allan receives the Nan Murchie Memorial Rose Bowl. 01_B33show05
Jenny Harper receives the Magazine Trophy. 01_B33show06
Mary Adams receives the Brenda Waddell Trophy for the best knitted soft toy. 01_B33show07
Julie Wilkinson receives the Queen’s Jubilee Trophy for her entry in the photographic section. 01_B33show08
Morag Murchie with the Isle of Arran Federation Trophy and towel for gaining the most points in the baking section. 01_B33show09
Marion Melvin received the Mary W McGarrity memorial trophy for the most points gained in the handcraft section. 01_B33show10
Jan Crawford with the Mairi T Turnbull Trophy for the best exhibit of floral art. 01_B33show11
Alison Thompson was the winner of the new Quilt Arran Quaich for most points in the quilting section. 01_B33show12
Anne Pringle and Jenny Harper shared the trophy for gaining the most points in the preserves and wine section. 01_B33show13
Morag Campbell receives the Kilmory Trophy for the most points gained in the art section. 01_B33show14