Mrs Meg Young, president of Ballianlay SWRI, welcomed members and guests to the new session on Monday, October 7.
Meg congratulated the ladies on being placed second with their Royal Baby tray at the Bute Agricultural Society’s annual show, and the ladies who won first place at the Rothesay Horticultural Society’s annual show with their breakfast tray.
She also wished good luck to the four ladies who will travel to Peebles in November to compete in the final of ‘Variation on a Theme’.
After various points of the agenda were concluded, Meg introduced the speaker for the evening, Mrs Anne Speirs, who came along with a talk on ‘Museum in a Bag’.
Mhairi Hunter, giving the vote of thanks, expressed the members’ appreciation to Anne for such an interesting talk and presentation.
Competition winners were as follows:
Raspberry Jam - 1 Helen Robertson, 2 Aileen Currie, 3 Marjory Matthews
Artefact - 1 Isobel Sharp, 2 Mandy Williamson, 3 Aileen Currie.