Growing gains in the Ettrick Valley

2014 Ettrick Flower Show winners
2014 Ettrick Flower Show winners

Winners at Ettrick Flower Show held in the Boston Hall last Saturday display their trophies. The weather was fine, if a bit chilly, for the 57th event.

Once again, this small community produced a fine display of quality entries and a steady flow of visitors throughout the afternoon viewed exhibits and enjoyed a sandwich tea with home baking.Before presenting the awards, chairperson Roxy Stephen congratulated entrants on the high standard of their exhibits and thanked supporters of the show, especially the committee.


Napier Cup (most points in flower section) – Sheila Tyldesley; Best exhibit in flower section – Lucile Macleod; Pot Plant Trophy (most points in pot plant section 2) – Sheila Tyldesley; best exhibit in pot plant section 2 – Roxy Stephen; Strang Steel Cup (most points in decorative section 3) Maureen Ayling; George Stephen Quaich (best exhibit in decorative section 3) – Maureen Ayling; MacVicar Rose Bowl (most points in vegetable section 4) – Ian Monteith; best exhibit in vegetable section 4 – Karen Purvis; Jack Goddard Trophy (best box of salad vegetables) – Thomas Bryson;

James Baird Shield (most points in baking section 5) – Jeff Ayling; best exhibit in baking section 5 – Irene McFadzen.

Photography – best exhibit in each class of section 6 – Sunny Ettrick!, Jenny Sugden; Water, Alma Dowle; Faces, Royston Thomas; photograph with a caption – Ian Hood; Andrea Ashburn Trophy (most points in photography section 6) – Alma Dowle and Bridget Thomson; Golden Anniversary Trophy (most points in craft section 7) – Carole Howdden; best exhibit in craft section 7 – Maureen Ayling; Jim and Joan Dodds Trophy (most points in show) – Sheila Tyldesley; Flockfield Potato Trophy (Potato Beastie) – Josh and James Oliver.

Children’s trophies – most points in each age group of Section 8 – 12-18 years, Rowan Davidson; up to 11 years, Hamish Reid; George Milne Trophy (best exhibit in juvenile section 8) – Hamish Reid.