Lamont displays art of good judgment

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John Lamont MSP, was at Abbey Row in Kelso last week to judge Kelso Art Group’s annual painting and drawing competition. This year the topic was “birds”. There were 27 entries from members of the group who all made a huge effort to produce some excellentwork. John awarded prizes to Margaret Gillie for her painting of nesting seagulls, Judy Eglington for her picture of a flamingo and her young, Nancy Thomson for her colourful painting of a cockerel and Geoffrey Emerson for his stylised drawing of a duck. Geoffrey was unable to attend.

Pictured with John, who is holding Geoffrey Emerson’s drawing, are, from left, Margaret Gillie, Nancy Thomson and Judy Eglington.