Feather in Ettrickbridge WRI’s cap

Six members of Ettrickbridge WRI were in Edinburgh for a national WRI competition, Hats Galore, for the Vaughan Nash Trophy, presented at the National Conference at the Festival Theatre in the capital last week.

The competition is open to every institute in Scotland and 25 entered this year.Six hats made in six different crafts were displayed and Ettrickbridge came out on top.The team was Amelia Leslie, knitted; Marion Mcintosh, crotched; Sandra Moffat, fascinator; Isla Guthrie, sewn, Alison Blackadder, felt, and Marjory Tennant, sewn sinamay.