Tarland flower and produce show guide for would-be exhibitors

A local horticultural and industrial society is gearing up for its annual flower and produce show with a special social event in Tarland later this month.

On Friday, March 16, the village’s Aberdeen Arms is the venue for an information sharing event being held by Cromar & District Horticultural and Industrial Society which aims to offer advice and guidance to people planning to enter the annual show on August 11.

The evening will give visitors the chance to meet members of the committee informally over a glass of wine and ask questions about various sections of the show schedule including horticulture, floral art, gardens and garden elements, knitting, sewing, crafts, cookery, preserves, and wines.

In addition are craft and cookery sections for primary and secondary school pupils up to S4, and new craft and cooking sections for 16 to 18 year olds.

Society chairman Dr Maureen Cuthbert said: “This evening will give people the chance to find out more about getting involved and have their say on the future direction of this highly enjoyable community and family event.

Some potential exhibitors may be inhibited from entering due to a lack of information so this event will give them the chance to ask a range of questions from how to join the Society to how onions should be prepared for showing.”

The event is from 7.30pm until 9.30pm. Contact Dr M. Cuthbert (013398 81479), Mr S. McCallum (81099), Mrs J. Gibb (81277), Ms H. Greensill (01339881099), Mrs S. Erskine (81136), Mrs E. Smith (81160) or Mrs R. McCombie 81425) for more information