Around the Aberdeenshire SWI meetings

Culsalmond SWI president Roberta Burnett welcomed an impressive turn-out of fifteen teams of four to their quiz night, many of whom came from neighbouring rurals, but others were from Inverurie and Huntly.

We were grateful to Sandy Hardie, who set the questions and acted as quiz master, and also to his wife, Donna, who helped with the marking.

Satisfyingly, the winning team came from our own rural. Under the name ‘The Colpy Quinies’, Luness Adam, Liz Knowles, Cathie Urquhart and Marion Urquhart did us proud. Holding up the rest of the teams was ‘Two Plus Two’, who took home the wooden spurtles.

Win or lose, it was a very enjoyable evening, rounded off with welcome refreshments and a further chance to win a prize from the raffle.

Frances Mitchell gave a vote of thanks to everyone who had contributed to making the evening such a success.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, November 5, at 7.30 pm, when it will be “Party Time with Anne Rendall”.

Cultercullen SWI’s October guest speaker was Shelagh Swanson, of Oil and Glass in Aberdeen.

Shelagh gave an insight into how she got involved in glass making and the path that led to her opening her shop. She brought along samples of glass making and paintings.

Competition results: Cross Stitch in Autumn Colours: 1st Maureen Alexander, 2nd Carol Hay, 3rd Carol Ritchie. 2 Fish Cakes: 1st Eileen Alexander, 2nd Carol Ritchie, 3rd Sheila Johnson. Flower of the Month: 1st Maureen Alexander, 2nd Sheila Johnston, 3rd Carol Ritchie.

A vote of thanks was given by Barbara Reid. The next meeting is on November 10 with a talk from Pat Edwards entitled Change. All are welcome.