The Foggie Gossip

August 2005 EDITION



This year's show held on 13th August was a great success and, contrary to the weather forecast which predicted heavy rain, the afternoon and evening stayed mostly dry and reasonably warm.  The poor summer and lack of sunshine possibly accounted for the lack of abundance in some sections such as fruit and vegetables but otherwise the standard of submissions was very high indeed.

The show was officially opened by Colin Campbell, well known for his repertoire of Scottish dialects and his series of comical recordings titled "Local Radio".  The Show Queen Amanda Ollason was crowned and prizes presented by Colin during the proceedings.


Colin Campbell


Performing the song - "The Foggie Show"
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Immediately prior to the official opening of the show, children from Aberchirder Primary School performed one of the songs they had written about the Foggie Show.  This was part of a project featured in the April edition of the Foggie Gossip.

You can see the lyrics of this and other songs performed at this year's Scottish Traditional Boat Festival by clicking the following link:


Show Entries and Activities

Box of vegetables

Floral Art


Seen left and above, a few of the entries in the vegetable and floral art sections.


Scholars Section

Studying the scholar's section on Fruit and Vegetable Models.




Duncan Robb with his wife Lil holding some of the many trophies he won - most in the potted plants section.


Geoff Sadler

Amongst the field activities, the crowd was entertained by New Zealand Axe-man Geoff Sadler.  Geoff has been coming to the UK during our summer for over 16 years.  The rest of the year he is a sheep shearer and occasional tree surgeon.

Equally fascinating was the intricate work being carried out by Iain Chalmers of "Chainsaw Carvings".  Iain hails from Evanton and his day job is supplying Christmas trees to the whole of the UK.

Iain Chalmers


The fancy dress football match ended in a 'cream pie' throwing, fun, free for all.  Below are pictured some of the competitors  coming off the field.

Fancy Dress Football Fancy Dress Football

The Evening Pageant
This year's turn out of decorated floats was one of the best for many years.  So much work goes into preparing the trailers for the event and the standards keep getting higher and higher.

Brenda King & Friends Raising Money for Alzheimer Scotland
'The Foggie Ramblers'
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Enrty by Fintry Rural
'Carry on Camping'
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Most Entertaining Float - McKay Trophy
'Summer Wine', Marnoch Church
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Daniel & Mark Bolger, Adele Henderson and Rae Wilson
'The Abbachirders'
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Best Junior Float - Trophy by Mr & Mrs Tough
'The Little Mermaid', Aberchirder Brownies
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Aberchirder Guides
Sister Act, Aberchirder Guides
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Best Decorated Float - Donald Trophy
'Sixties Recycled', Rose Innes House
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Aberchirder Guides
'Abba Mania', Aberchirder Guides
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The Overall Winners

Best Float Overall - Mutch trophy
'Foggie's Ane Grand National', Walker Court, Aberchirder
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Show secretary, Aileen Wilson said after the event "It was a very good Show which saw us welcome back very many of our regular exhibitors and also some new ones as well. The Axe and Chainsaw demonstrations were very popular and the "Cliffhanger" seemed to be a big hit with the kids".

"The Pageant in the evening was wonderful!"  So much effort and enthusiasm from everyone was well worth a look.  The judges all had a difficult job!  The marquee dance later at night was also very well attended".

"The Committee are already looking forward to next year".


Copyright 2002 ADCA Aberchirder, North East Scotland.