Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st July 2017

Date of publication

1st September 2017

Abernethy SWRI

September 2010

Meetings are held in the Session House, Abernethy Church and the new session begins on Wednesday 15th September.

Meetings are held on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year.

The subscription is £13 for the year. Visitors £2. We desperately need new members so please come along and give it a try. If you are not sure if this is for you, please feel free to come along as a visitor first.

Contact person Evelyn Scobie Tel: 01738 850496.

Proposed Programme for 2010 as follows:

Wed 15th September – Craft Demonstrations including Beadwork.

Wed 20th October – Herbal Medicine

Wed 17th November – Salvation Army

Wed 15th December – Christmas Meal

See notice board each month for fuller details.

Evelyn Scobie

December 2010

Meetings are held in the Session House, Abernethy Church on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year.  The subscription is £13 for the year.  Visitors £2.  We desperately need new members so please come along and give it a try.  If you are not sure if this is for you, please feel free to come along as a visitor first.  Contact person Evelyn Scobie Tel: 01738 850496.

The new session began in September with a talk on various crafts, including Hardanger and Beadwork, by Freda Andrew and Linda Retson, who had brought along samples of their beautiful work.  In October we had a very interesting talk on Herbal Medicine by Morag Lindsay.

Future Meetings are as follows:

Wed 17th November –  Talk by Jennifer Gosling on the work of the Salvation Army.

Wed 15th December –  Christmas Meal – venue to be arranged.

Wed  19th January –  To be arranged.

Wed 16th February –  Talk on Soft Furnishings by Isobel Robertson.

Wed 16th March –  "Hands On" Flower Arranging by Frances Drysdale.

Wed 20th April –  "Open Night" – All Welcome - Masonic Hall - Programme to be arranged.

Wed 18th May – AGM – "Four Corners" demonstrations by members.

March 2011

Meetings are held in the Abernethy Church Hall on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year.  The subscription is £13 for the year.  Visitors £2.  We desperately need new members so please come along and give it a try.  If you are not sure if this is for you, please feel free to come along as a visitor first.  Contact person Evelyn Scobie Tel: 01738 850496.


The new session began in September when we had a talk on various crafts, including Hardanger and Beadwork by Freda Andrew and Linda Retson.  In October we had a talk on Herbal Medicine by Morag Lindsay.  In November we had Jennifer Gosling on the work of the Salvation Army.  Unfortunately, in December our Christmas Meal at "Hatters" had to be cancelled due to adverse weather.  In January we had Allison Messenger who demonstrated recipes from the store cupboard.  


Future Meetings are as follows:


Wed 16th February – Talk on Soft Furnishings by Isobel Robertson.

Wed 16th March – "Hands On" Flower Arranging by Frances Drysdale.

Wed 20th April – "Open Night" – All Welcome - Masonic Hall - Programme to be arranged.

Wed 18th May –AGM – "Four Corners" demonstrations by members.


Please see Village Notice Board each month for fuller detail

June 2011

In February we had a demonstration on "Soft Furnishings" when Isobel Robertson showed us the finer points of making curtains and cushions.


In March, Frances Drysdale demonstrated "Flower Arranging" and gave us lots of hints and tips.  Members then had an opportunity to do their own arrangements using three blooms.


In April we had a very good turn out to our "Open Night" in the Masonic Hall, when we had a short talk on Health and Beauty by Ashley Henderson from "Senses", followed by a demonstration by the "Brig Belly Dancers", then everyone was invited to "have a go" - and quite a few did!  A very enjoyable evening was had by all.


The last meeting of the session is on Wed 18th May when we have our AGM. There will be demonstrations by members, which will include bead making, felting, and making boxes from old Christmas cards.


Meetings are held in the Session House at Abernethy Church, on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm, from September to May each year.  We desperately need new members so please come along and give it a try.  £15 to join.  If you are not sure if this is for you, please feel free to come along as a visitor first.  Entry £2 per meeting.  For further information, please contact Evelyn Scobie Tel: 01738 850496.


The new programme will be compiled during the Summer and details will be in the next edition of the Newsletter.  From September, details of monthly meetings will appear in the Village Notice Board and shop.

September 2011

The first meeting of the new Session is on Wednesday 21st September when we have Sally Fenner with "Come Round the World with Me". Competitions are "A Holiday Photograph" and "Flower of the Month".

Meetings are held in the Session House at Abernethy Church, on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year. The subscription this year is £15. Visitors £2. We desperately need new members so please come along and give it a try. If you are not sure if this is for you, please feel free to come along as a visitor first. Contact person Evelyn Scobie Tel: 01738 850496.

Future Meetings arranged so far are as follows:

Wed 19th October – "Planting Bulbs and Baskets"

with Carolyn Smart.

Wed 16th November – "Talk on Safety" by Police

Constable Euan Mitchell.

Wed 14th December – "Christmas Meal" – Venue to be arranged.
Please see Village Notice Board each month for fuller details.

March 2012

Meetings are held in the Session House, Abernethy Church, on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year. Subscription for the year is £15. Visitors £2 per meeting.

In December members enjoyed a lovely Christmas Meal at "Tiffin", Newburgh when Santa paid us a visit and everyone received a parcel. To round off the evening we sang some Christmas Carols.

Unfortunately the January meeting was cancelled due to the unavailability of the speaker and the illness of several members.

 Contact person Evelyn Scobie Tel: 01738 850496. Future Meetings are as follows:

EVELYN SCOBIE

June 2012

The next meeting is the AGM on Wednesday 16th May, the last meeting for the Session. This will take the form of a "Members Night" when it is hope some members will demonstrate their skills, or tell of excit- ing experiences. Regular Meetings start again in September and details will appear in the next issue of the Crier.

In March we had a very interesting meeting when Stuart Skinner told us about his involvement with setting up "T in the Park".

In April we had a very successful "Open Night" when we had a very good attendance of visitors and friends. May Webster showed how to make sugar paste flowers and Jenny Wightman displayed her beautiful paintings and told us a little bit about each one. Tea and tasty bites were served by the Committee and a large raffle was drawn.

Meetings are held in the Session House, Abernethy Church on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year. New members and visitors very welcome. For more information please contact Evelyn Scobie Tel: 01738 850496.

September 2012

The first meeting of the new Session is on Wednesday 19th September when Margaret Gordon will be giving us "Hints and Tips on Baking". Competitions are "3 Gipsy Creams" and "Flower of the Month".

Meetings are held in the Session House at Abernethy Church, on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year. The subscription this year is £16. Visitors £2. We still need new members so please come along and give it a try. If you are not sure if this is for you, please feel free to come along as a visitor first.

Contact person Evelyn Scobie Tel: 01738 850496.

Future Meetings arranged so far are as follows:

Please see Village Notice Board each month for full details

December 2012


Future Meetings:

Wed 19th December –  "Christmas Meal" – at the Village Inn.

Wed 16th January –  "Talk on Massage" with Caroline Pye.

 Competitions: "Photograph of Winter Scene" & Flower of the Month".

Wed 20th February -  "Talk on RSABI (Scotland's Agricultural Benevolent Fund)

 Competitions: "3 Decorated Cup Cakes & "Flower of the Month".

Wed 20th March -  "Beatrix Potter" with Sandra Batty.

 Competitions: "Animal Ornament" & "Flower of the Month".

Wed 17th April -  "Open Night" – in Masonic Hall at 7.30 – "Talk on History of Beads and Demonstration of Jewellery Making" by Pat Dick.  Also Sale of items including hand made bags.

 Competitions: "Favourite Necklace & "Flower of the Month".

Wed 15th May - AGM – and "Floral Arranging" with Margaret Skinner.

 Competitions: "Arrangement in unusual container & "Flower of the Month".

Please see Village Notice Board each month for fuller details.

Evelyn Scobie

March 2013

Meetings are held in the Session House at Abernethy Church, on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year. The subscription this year is £16. Visitors £2. We still need new members so please come along and give it a try. If you are not sure if this is for you, please feel free to come along as a visitor first. Con- tact person Evelyn Scobie Tel: 01738 850496.

At our November Meeting we had Jane Sanderson telling us about the benefits of Aloe Vera products.

In December we enjoyed a Christmas Meal at the Village Inn, Bridge of Earn.

At our January Meeting Caroline Pye told us about the benefits of massage and anti-ageing products.

Future Meetings

Wed 20th February - "Talk on RSABI (Scotland's Agricultural Benevolent Fund) Competitions: “3 Decorated Cup Cakes” & "Flower of the Month".

Wed 20th March - "Beatrix Potter" with Sandra Batty.
Competitions: "Animal Ornament" & "Flower of the Month".

Wed 17th April - "Open Night" – in Masonic Hall at 7.30 – "Talk on History of Beads and Demonstration of Jewellery Making" by Pat Dick. Also Sale of items including hand made bags.
Competitions: "Favourite Necklace” & "Flower of the Month".

Wed 15th May - AGM – and "Floral Arranging" with Margaret Skinner.
Competitions: "Arrangement in unusual container” & "Flower of the Month".

 Please see Village Notice Board each month for fuller details.

Evelyn Scobie

June 2013

Meetings are held in the Session House at Abernethy Church, on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year.

The last meeting for this session is on Wed 15th May, which is the AGM, when we have Margaret Skinner giving a demonstration of flower arranging.  Competitions are:  "Arrangement in an Unusual Container" and "Flower of the Month".  The Points Winner for the year will be announced.  There will also be Tea, Sales Table, and Raffle.

Our meeting in April was an "Open Night" in the Masonic Hall when we had a Talk on the History of Beads and a Demonstration of Jewellery Making by Pat Dick.  Also Exhibition and Sale of items including hand made bags.  We had a good turn out of members and friends and a very successful Sales Table which raised £35 in aid of RSABI.  Tea and tasty bites were served by the committee.  A Raffle was drawn.

Competitions: "Favourite Necklace" 1st  Elizabeth Taylor, 2nd Alison Smart, 3rd Chris Stewart.  "Flower of the Month" 1st  Alison Smart, 2nd Elizabeth Taylor, 3rd Pat Miller.

We start up again in September after the Summer break, when we will have a Talk on "Beatrix Potter" by Sandra Batty.  (Postponed from March when we had to cancel the meeting due to adverse weather conditions.)  More details in next issue of the Crier.  We still need new members so please come along and give it a try.  If you are not sure if this is for you, please feel free to come along as a visitor first.  Contact person Evelyn Scobie Tel: 01738 850496.

Please also see Village Notice Board each month for fuller details

September 2013


The first meeting of the new Session is on Wednesday 18th September when Sandra Batty will talk about "Beatrix Potter".  Competitions are "Animal or Bird Ornament" and "Flower of the Month". New members will be made very welcome.

Meetings are held in the Session House at Abernethy Church, on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year.  The subscription for the year is £17. Visitors £2 per meeting.  We still need new members so please come along and give it a try. If you are not sure if this is for you, please feel free to come along as a visitor first. Contact person Evelyn Scobie Tel: 01738 850496.  Mobile: 07719240294.

Future Meetings (hopefully) will be as follows:

Wed 16th October –  Neil Butler from Stewart Tower, Stanley will be telling us how he got into the "Ice Cream" business – still to be confirmed.
Competitions: "3 Chocolate Brownies" & "Flower of the Month".

Wed 20th November –  Betty Graham will give a "hands on" demonstration using "plastic canvas".  
Competitions: "Embroidered Article" & "Flower of the Month".

Wed 18th December –  "Christmas Meal" – Venue to be arranged.

Wed 15th January –  "Talk on Red Squirrels" - still to be confirmed.
Competitions: "Photograph of Winter Scene" & Flower of the Month".


Please see Village Notice Board each month for fuller details.

December 2013

Meetings are held in the Session House at Abernethy Church, on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year. The subscription for this year is £17. Visitors £2 per meeting. We still need new members so please come along and give it a try. If you are not sure if this is for you, please feel free to come along as a visitor first.

Contact person Evelyn Scobie Tel: 01738 850496. Mobile: 07719240294.

At our meeting in October we had Lou Jaap from "Loving Hands" Knitting for Charity Group. Members were enthralled by Lou's story about how she set up her group, and she showed many wonderful items knitted and sewn by her members. The items go to many charities and organisations in this country and all over the world. Competitions: Baby's Beanie Hat – 1st Sandra Hutchison, 2nd Pat Miller, 3rd Ann Christie. Flower of the Month – 1st Anne Brews, 2nd Alison Smart, 3rd Betty Morrison. There were 12 beanie hats entered and they were donated to "Loving Hands", along with another 50+ knitted by members and friends. Well done ladies!

Future Meetings will be as follows:

Please see Village Notice Board each month for fuller details.

March 2014

Meetings are held in the Session House at Abernethy Church, on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year. New members welcome.

In December we had a lovely Christmas Meal at Berryfields.

Everyone received a gift from Santa and we finished off the evening with a few carols.

Future Meetings are as follows:

Wed 19th February - "Hands On Flower Arranging" with Frances Drys- dale.
Competitions: "3 Half Dipped Chocolate Peppermint Creams" & "Flower of the Month".

Wed 19th March - Talk by "Champion Porridge Maker" Neal Robertson.
Competitions: "3 Oatcakes" & "Flower of the Month".

Wed 16th April - "Trip Through India" by Shona Simpson
Competitions: "Pretty Cup and Saucer" & "Flower of the Month"

Wed 21st May - AGM – Demonstration of Napkin Art
Competitions: "3 Chocolate Brownies" & "Flower of the Month"

Please see Village Notice Board each month for fuller details.

June 2014

ABERNETHY SWRI Meetings are held in the Session House at Abernethy Church, on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year.  New members welcome.

Please feel free to come along as a visitor first if you are not sure if this is for you - cost £2 per meeting.

Annual Subscription for next session, starting in September, will be £19.

If you require further information please contact Evelyn Scobie Tel: 01738 850496.

Mobile: 07719240294. In March we had Neal Robertson from Tannochbrae Tearoom, Auchtermuchty, who told us how he became a "Champion Porridge Maker".  Neal prepared some of his "Speciality" porridge for members to taste and the verdict was "delicious".  He also brought along a supply of his invention, a rounded wooden porridge spoon or "Spon" which were quickly snapped up by members.  Neal judged the competitions which were: 3 Oatcakes - 1st   Elizabeth Taylor, 2nd  Patricia Miller, 3rd  Wilma Whyte.  Flower of the Month - 1st  Elizabeth Taylor, 2nd  Ann Christie, 3rd  Betty Morrison.

In April we had Shona Simpson who gave a very interesting presentation on her trip to India and she showed us pictures on her laptop of the orphanages around Chennai, formerly Madras.  Shona judged the competitions which were:  Pretty Cup & Saucer – 1st Evelyn Sutherland, 2nd  Jane Sanderson, 3rd  Margaret Haxton.  Flower of the Month – 1st   Isabel McDonald, 2nd  Anne Brews, 3rd  Ann Christie.

Next meeting is our AGM on Wed 21st  May, when we have a Presentation by member, Jane Sanderson on "Chakra", and we will find out who has won the Points Trophies for this year.  Competitions: "3 Chocolate Brownies" & "Flower of the Month".

Meetings will start up again on Wed 17th  September. Details in September issue of the "Crier".  

Please also see Village Notice Board for fuller details nearer the time. Evelyn Scobie

September 2014

Meetings are held in the Session House at Abernethy Church, on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year.  The subscription for the coming year is £20.  Visitors £3 per meeting.  We still need new members so please come along and give it a try.  If you are not sure if this is for you, please feel free to come along as a visitor first.  Contact person Evelyn Scobie
Tel: 01738 850496.  Mobile: 07719240294.

The first meeting of the new Session is on Wednesday 17thth September when Linda Retson, our Federation Chairman, will be giving a demonstration on "Flower Arranging".  Competitions are "Arrangement in a Wine Glass" and "Flower of the Month".  After tea there will be the usual Sales Table and Raffle.  New members will be made very welcome.  

Future Meetings as follows:

Wed 15th October –  "Open Night " in Masonic Hall when we have Beaton Lindsay, Butcher from Perth who will explain the various cuts of meat and will demonstrate "Simple Supper Dishes".  Everyone is welcome.
 Competitions for Members – "Small Dish Pate" and "Flower of the Month".

Wed 19th November –  Dr Gavin Ramsay will give a Talk on "Bees".  
  Competitions: "3 Blueberry Muffins" & "Flower of the Month".

Wed 17th December –  "Christmas Meal" – at Berryfields.

Wed 21st January –  Demonstration - "How to look after your skin" by Sally from Retreat Beauty Salon, Bridge of Earn.
  Competitions: "Knitted Vest" (pattern supplied – to be donated for Fish & Chip Babies) & "Flower of the Month"

Wed 18th February - Demonstration on "Card Making" by member Anne Robertson.
 Competitions:  "Favourite Pair Earrings" & "Flower of the Month".

Wed 18th March - Talk on "Scottish Air Ambulance".
  Competitions:  "3 Empire Biscuits" & "Flower of the Month".

Fri 27th March - "Fundraising Quiz" in the Masonic Hall – details later.

Wed 15th April - "Hands On – Napkin Art" with Dorothy Morris.  
  Competitions:  "Healthy Lunch Box" & Flower of the Month".

Wed 20th May - AGM – Speaker to be arranged.  
  Competitions:  "3 Pieces of Tablet" & "Flower of the Month".

Please see Village Notice Board each month for fuller details

Evelyn Scobie

December 2014

Meetings are held in the Session House at Abernethy Church, on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year. The subscription for this year is £20. Visitors £3 per meeting. We still need new members so please come along and give it a try. If you are not sure if this is for you, please feel free to come along as a visitor first. Con- tact person Evelyn Scobie Tel: 01738 850496. Mobile: 07719240294.

We held our "Open Night" on Wednesday 15th October in the Masonic Hall, when we had a good turn out of members and visitors. Beaton Lindsay, Butcher, Perth, told us about the family business, then demonstrated "simple supper dishes", ably assisted by his two delightful daughters Lola and Olivia. The dishes were then raffled. Tea and tasty bites were then served by the committee, then the large raffle was drawn. There was also a Sales Table, and thanks go to all who brought and purchased items and who bought raffle tickets and brought raffle prizes, and enabled us to raise some money for our funds. Competition Winners were:
Dish of Pate – 1st Wilma Whyte, 2nd Pat Miller, 3rd Chris Stewart.
Flower of the Month – 1st Elizabeth Taylor, 2nd Alison Smart, 3rd Jane Sander- son.

Our next meeting is on Wed 19th November when Dr Gavin Ramsay will give a Talk on "Bees".
Competitions:
"3 Blueberry Muffins" & "Flower of the Month".

Future Meetings will be as follows:
Wed 17th December – "Christmas Meal" – at Berryfields. 2015
Wed 21st January – Demonstration - "How to look after your skin" by Sally from Retreat Beauty Salon, Bridge of Earn. Competitions: "Knitted Vest" (pattern supplied – to be donated for Fish & Chip Babies) & "Flower of the Month".
Wed 18th February - Demonstration on "Card Making" by member Anne Robertson. Competitions: "Favourite Pair Earrings" & "Flower of the Month".
Wed 18th March - Talk on "Scottish Air Ambulance". Competitions: "3 Empire Biscuits" & "Flower of the Month".
Fri 27th March - "Fundraising Quiz" in the Masonic Hall – details later.
Wed 15th April - "Hands On – Napkin Art" with Dorothy Morris. Competitions: "Healthy Lunch Box" & Flower of the Month".
Wed 20th May - AGM – Speaker to be arranged. Competitions: "3 Pieces of Tablet" & "Flower of the Month".

Please see Village Notice Board each month for fuller details.

March 2015

Meetings are held in the Session House at Abernethy Church, on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year. New members always welcome, so please come along and give it a try. If you are not sure if this is for you, please feel free to come along as a visitor first. Visi- tors £3 per meeting. Contact person Evelyn Scobie Tel: 01738 850496. Mobile: 07719240294.

In November we had a very interesting talk on "Bees" from Dr Gavin Ramsay.

In December we enjoyed a lovely Christmas Meal at Berryfields.

In January unfortunately our speaker was unable to come so we caught up with all the "Rural" news then we had a "Food Quiz" compiled by member Pat Miller
Knitted Vest" – 1st Sandra Hutchison, 2nd Ann Christie, 3rd Anne Brews (7 entries).
"Flower of the Month" – 1st Elizabeth Taylor, 2nd Isabel McDonald, 3rd Ann Christie (7 entries).
We collected 24 vests in all and several hats, which will be donated to charity.
Future Meetings:
Wed 18th February - Demonstration on "Card Making" by one of our own members Anne Robertson. Competitions: "Bundle of cheese Straws" & "Flower of the Month".
Wed 18th March - Talk on "Scottish Air Ambulance". Competitions: "3 Empire Biscuits" & "Flower of the Month".
Fri 27th March - "Fundraising Quiz" in the Masonic Hall at 7.30 – Open Night All welcome. Teams of 4 - £12 per team.
Wed 15th April - "Hands On – Napkin Art" with Dorothy Morris. Competitions: "Healthy Lunch Box" & Flower of the Month".
Wed 20th May - AGM – "Jewellery Making" with Chris Stewart. Competitions: "3 Pieces of Tablet" & "Flower of the Month".

Please see Village Notice Board each month for fuller details.

June 2015

At our April meeting we had a "hands-on" Napkin Art class with Dorothy Morris. The ladies very much enjoyed this and produced some lovely pots (see pic).  Competition winners were:  Healthy Lunch Box - 1st Ann Christie, 2nd Elizabeth Taylor, 3rd Wilma Whyte.  Flower of the Month - 1st Jane Sanderson, 2nd Ann Christie, 3rd Evelyn Scobie.  Points Winners for the year are:  1st Ann Christie, Runner-up Elizabeth Taylor.  Best Trier Pat Miller and Chris Stewart (equal).

Our next meeting is our AGM on Wed 20th May.  Unfortunately our speaker is unable to come due to illness so a speaker still has to be arranged.  Competitions are: 3 Pieces of Tablet and Flower of the Month.  The Points Trophies will be presented at this meeting.

Over the Summer months we will be preparing our entries for the Perth, and Kinross Shows in August. Monthly  Meetings will start again in September and the first meeting is Wed 16th September at 7.15 in the Session House at the Church.  New members and visitors very welcome.  Visitors £3 per meeting and new members £20 for the year.   You are welcome to come along as a visitor first if you are not sure if this is for you.  Details of the new syllabus will be in the September Crier and in the Village Notice Board and Shop.  If you require further information please contact Evelyn Scobie on 01738 850496 or mobile 07719240294.

September 2015

The new Session starts again on Wed 16th September when we have Ian Bett talking about “The Berries”. Meetings are held in the Session House at Abernethy Church (unless otherwise specified) on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year. The subscription for this year will be £20. Visitors £3 per meeting. We still need new members so please come along and give it a try. If you are not sure if this is for you, please feel free to come along as a visitor first.

Contact person Evelyn Scobie Tel: 01738 850496. Mobile: 07719240294.

Syllabus for 2015-2016:

Wed 16th September – Presentation - “The Berries” with Ian Bett.
Competitions: “Jar of Raspberry Jam” & “Flower of the Month”.
Wed 21st October - Talk - “Why new ideas are so hard to get off the ground (and what to do about it)” with Janet MacDonald. Competitions: “Crochet Article” & “Flower of the Month”.
Wed 18th November – Talk – “Stars of the Silver Screen” with Andy Paterson.
Competitions: “4 Pieces of Turkish Delight” & “Flower of the Month”.
Wed 16th December – "Christmas Meal" – at Berryfields. 2016
Wed 20th January – Talk on CHAS – with Rachel Cheer.
Competitions: “Sewn or Knitted Toy (to regulation standards)” – to be donated to CHAS, & “Flower of the Month”.
Wed 16th March - Demonstration – "Middle Eastern/Asian Cooking” with Rekha Cairns.
Competitions: "3 Samosas" (recipe supplied) & "Flower of the Month".
Fri 25th March - "Fundraising Quiz" in the Masonic Hall – details later.
Wed 20th April - OPEN NIGHT – Masonic Hall - Four Corners Demonstrations – Fabric Boxes, Upholstery, Cards, & Flower Arranging. Competitions: "Small Arrangement with 3 blooms" & “Flower of the Month".
Wed 18th May - AGM – Speaker to be arranged.
Competitions: "Fruit Drink (non-alcoholic)" & "Flower of the Month"

Please see Village Notice Board for fuller details.

Evelyn Scobie

December 2015

The new Session began in September with a Talk by Ian Bett on “100 Years of The Berries”. This was very much enjoyed by everyone and brought back a few memories. In October we had Janet McDonald who told us how to get new ideas off the ground. This too was very much enjoyed by everyone.

We have several new members this year, so why not come along and join them? If you are not sure if this is for you, please feel free to come along as a visitor first. Contact person Evelyn Scobie Tel: 01738 850496. Mobile: 07719240294.

Meetings are held in the Session House at Abernethy Church (unless otherwise stated) on the third Wednesday of the month at 7.15pm from September to May each year. The subscription for this year is £20. Visitors £3 per meeting.

Future Meetings for 2015-2016:

Wed 18th November – Talk – “Stars of the Silver Screen” with Andy Paterson.
Competitions: “4 Pieces of Turkish Delight” & “Flower of the Month”.

Wed 16th December – "Christmas Meal" – at Berryfields.

2016

Wed 20th January – Talk on CHAS – with Rachel Cheer.
Competitions: “Sewn or Knitted Toy (to regulation standards)” – to be donated to CHAS, & “Flower of the Month”.

Wed 17th February - Talk by Angus Whitson, “Courier” columnist – “Man with Two Dogs”.
Competitions: "3 Fruit Scones" & "Flower of the Month".

Wed 16th March - Demonstration – "Middle Eastern/Asian Cooking” with Rekha Cairns.
Competitions: "3 Samosas" (recipe supplied) & "Flower of the Month".

Fri 25th March - "Fundraising Quiz" in the Masonic Hall – details later.

Wed 20th April - OPEN NIGHT – Masonic Hall - Four Corners Demonstrations – Fabric Boxes, Upholstery, Cards, & Flower Arranging.
Competitions: "Small Arrangement with 3 blooms" & “Flower of the Month".

Wed 18th May - AGM – Talk by Caroline Boyle on “Abernethy in Bloom”.
Competitions: "Fruit Drink (non-alcoholic)" & "Flower of the Month".

Please see Village Notice Board each month for fuller details.

Evelyn Scobie

June 2016

In March we had a Demonstration on "Middle Eastern/Asian Cooking” with Rekha Cairns, and we sampled her dishes which were all very much enjoyed.  

Competitions:
"3 Samosas"  1st Pat Miller, 2nd Liz Farmer, 3rd  Caroline Pye.  
"Flower of the Month" 1st Karen Jerrard, 2nd Elizabeth Taylor, 3rd Jane Sanderson.

Also in March we held a “Quiz" in the Masonic Hall  Eight teams took part and everyone enjoyed the evening.  Winners were “The Brig Babes”.

In April we held our “Open Night” in the Masonic Hall – which took the form of a Four Corners Demonstration – Fabric Boxes, Upholstery, Cards, & Flower Arranging.  

Competitions:  
"Small Arrangement with 3 blooms" 1st Pat Miller, 2nd Evelyn Scobie, 3rd Ann Christie.  
“Flower of the Month” 1st Elizabeth Taylor, 2nd Ann Christie, 3rd Liz Farmer.

Last Meeting for the Session was our AGM on Wed 18th May.  There was a Talk by Caroline Boyle on “Abernethy in Bloom”. Competitions:  "Fruit Drink (non-alcoholic)" & "Flower of the Month".  

Meetings start up again on Wed 21st  September 2016.  Please see Village Notice Board and Abernethy, Perthshire Facebook Page for further information nearer the time.

Subscriptions are currently £20 for the year, and visitors £3.

If you require more information please contact Evelyn Scobie on 01738 850496 or 07719240294.

September 2016

In March we had a Demonstration on "Middle Eastern/Asian Cooking” with Rekha Cairns, and we sampled her dishes which were all very much enjoyed. Competitions:

"3 Samosas" 1st Pat Miller, 2nd Liz Farmer, 3rd Caroline

Pye. "Flower of the Month" 1st Karen Jerrard, 2nd Elizabeth

Taylor, 3rd Jane Sanderson.Also in March we held a “Quiz" in the Masonic Hall Eight teams took part and everyone enjoyed the evening.

Winners were “The Brig Babes”.

In April we held our “Open Night” in the Masonic Hall which took the form of a Four Corners Demonstration –

Fabric Boxes, Upholstery, Cards, & Flower Arranging.

Competitions: "Small Arrangement with 3 blooms" 1st Pat Miller, 2nd Evelyn Scobie, 3rd Ann Christie. “Flower of the Month” 1st Elizabeth Taylor, 2nd Ann Christie, 3rd Liz Farmer.


Last Meeting for the Session was our AGM on Wed 18th May. There was a Talk by Caroline Boyle on “Abernethy in Bloom”. Competitions: "Fruit Drink (non-alcoholic)" & "Flower of the Month".

Meetings start up again on Wed 21st September 2016. Please see Village Notice Board and Abernethy, Perthshire Facebook Page for further information nearer the time.

Subscriptions are currently £20 for the year, and visitors £3.

Abernethy SWI meets in the Session House at Abernethy Church at 7.15pm on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. Our meetings run from September to May. We are a friendly group of ladies who give a very warm welcome to new members and visitors. The subscription for this year will be £20 for members. Visitors £3 per meeting. If you would like any other information please contact Elizabeth Taylor (President) Tel-01738850477 or Karen Jerrard-Dinn (Secretary) Tel- 01738850437

Syllabus for 2016/17

2016

Sept  21st  Sarah McArthur-Life in Peru

   Competitions- Flower of the month

                -Marmalade loaf

Oct 19th  Karen Bryson - Creative tiles (hands on)

   Competitions- Flower of the month

                                -Favourite plate

Nov  16 th                Sylvia Troon–A presentation about Puppets/Story Telling

   Competitions- Flower of the month

                -Sewn Apron

Dec  21st  Christmas Party- venue TBC       (Please bring a pretty parcel to the value of £5)

2017

Jan  18th The Rev Gillian Munro-NHS Chaplaincy

   Competitions- Flower of the month

  -Shortbread (3 pieces)

Feb  15th   Allison Messenger-Cake icing        decorations (hands on)

   Competitions- Flower of the month

              -3 cupcakes (cake & decoration         being judged                                                                               

Mar  15th  Caroline Boyle-Ceramics (hands on)

   Competitions- Flower of the month

                -A decorated egg

Apr  19 Open Night-James Knight, Nutrition, Tai chi, Yoga

 Competitions
- Flower of the month

                                -A vegetable based cake                       

May  17    AGM -Members Night

   Competitions- Flower of the month

               - Small jar lemon curd

Karen JerrardDinn