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The Foggie Gossip

August Special Edition


The annual Foggie Flower Show was held on Saturday 18th August 2007.  Hopes that the mid morning light drizzle might cease, faded, as the rain worsened during the rest of the day, putting a dampener on a good number of outdoor activities.  The Highland Dancing competition had to retreat to the Church Hall in Main Street and other field events were cancelled.  Despite the poor weather, a reasonable crowd turned out to enjoy all the exhibits and entertainment.  The Show organisers and helpers had to re-arrange the programme and entertainment 'on the hoof ',  whilst coping with the adverse conditions.

Three beauties who brightened up an otherwise dismal Foggie Show day.

Show Queen, Princess & Attendant
Show Queen Nicola Seivwright (right)
with her lovely assistants Show Princess  Sarah Allan (left) and Show Attendant Kayley McKinnon (centre)


There follows two pages of images to give a flavour of what went on at the Foggie Show

Jam Tasting
Judging the Jams - Mrs J Milne, Rathven

W.R.I Exhibits
W.R.I Section

Home Baking & Dairy Produce
Home Baking & Dairy Produce

Novice Section
Novice Section
Articles in Woodcraft

Given the poor weather conditions over the last 3 months, the standard of entries in the fruit, flower and vegetable sections was excellent.
Understandably, there were few entries in the comparable novice sections but as always, the arts and crafts and scholars entries were plentiful with home baking and dairy produce submissions exceeding last year's number of entries.

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Potted Plants
Pot Plants
Shepherd's Crook
Best Exhibit 'Ram's Head' by Hugh Steven, Mosstodloch
Shepherds' Crooks
Charlie Duguid sets up the Shepherds' Crooks

A Beauty!
Judging the Cavie Section

Sharing a Laugh
From Left: Vice President Marianne Wilson. Secretary Aileen Wilson
& Committee Member Muriel Duguid
Counting the Points
Taking Note of the Prize-winners - Emma Morrison (centre) with
other Committee Members and Judges
The Silverware
Sheena Bowie setting out the trophies

Inverurie Pipe Band
Inverurie Pipe Band tunes up

Neil Mutch
Neil Mutch ready to lead the pipers
Highland Dancers
Highland Dancing prior to moving indoors due to heavy rain
Visitors to the Show
A section of the crowd inside the marquee

Opening of the Show
The Show was opened by Lady Clare Russell, Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire.  Lady Clare praised the extraordinary high standard of entries and in particular, of those in the baking and floral sections, subjects in which she has always held a very keen interest.  If you visit her family website of Ballindalloch Castle, you can begin to appreciate her love of these matters.  Seated behind is Aberchirder & District Horticultural Society President Kenneth McKilligan.

A poetry competition for primary school children was held earlier this year and the winners of each category read out their compositions.
Poems had to be about the Foggie Show and a total of 141 entries were received.

Robert Auchnie Alexander Bowie Talitha Brown

Winner in the Primary 2 Section
Robert Auchnie

Winner in the Primary 3 & 4 Section
Alexander Bowie (P4)

Winner in the Primary 5,6 & 7 Section
Talitha Brown (P5)

Lady Clare Russell crowned Show Queen Nicola Seivwright then presented prizes to the many competitors at the Show.

Show Queen Crowned
Nicola after the crowning
Trophy Presentations
D L Simpson, Turriff, picking up one of his many trophies
Trophy Presentations
Ian Paterson, Smithy Croft, with Best Exhibit in Cut Flowers
Trophy Presentations
Maureen Malcolm, Aberchirder receives awards in Floral Art


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