THE ladies of the Luss branch of the Scottish Women’s Institute dominated the prize list at the Dunbartonshire SWI’s Triennial Show.
The members of the Luss Institute won six of the nine group trophies and 12 of the 16 individual prizes on offer at the show in Cardross Parish Church – including those for the most points in show, and for the best entry in the show, won by Jennifer Payne.
Arran Boxall won the prize for the best entry in the children’s section of the show.
Other individual prizes were won by Margaret Dick and Janice McLellan of Luss, Pauline Kirkpatrick and Agnes Montgomery of Craigton, Sandra Grant of Cardross, Ann Ramsay of Cove and Kilcreggan, and Cathy Fordy of Gartocharn.
The Community Work prize was won by Cardross and the Foursomes by Cove and Kilcreggan, the Pairs by Luss and the Institute Baking by Gartocharn ‘B’.
The prizes were presented by the SWI’s national senior vice-chairman Linda Retson, who also presented Jennifer Payne with a bouquet of flowers and congratulated her on becoming the National Handcrafts Judge for the SWI in Scotland.
Christine Turner, handicrafts and housewifery chairman with Dunbartonshire SWI, welcomed everyone to the show, including invited guests from neighbouring SWI federations, the Townswomen’s Guild, the minister of Cardross Church, local MSP Jackie Baillie and the senior vice-chair of the SWI.
There were more than 650 individual entries and almost 40 group entries presented, with judges from Stirling, Clackmannan and West Perth and West Lothian.
Prize winners as follows:
Sinclair Trophy (most points sections A, B & C) – Luss.
Guild Cup (most points Sections D,E,F,G & H) – Luss.
Handiwives Cup (most points all sections on % basis) - Luss.
Kay Wragg Trophy (most entries judged on day on % basis) – Luss.
Lumsden Salver (most points in show) – Luss.
Silver Teapot (community work) – Cardross.
Anchor Trophy (Four Crafts) - Cove & Kilcreggan.
Sheila Lumsden Trophy (pairs competition) – Luss (Jacqueline Payne & Jennifer Payne).
Allied Distillers Quaich (baking competition) - Gartocharn B.
Christie Salver (most points in show) - Jennifer Payne, Luss.
JM McCurragh Quaich (most points in section A - Margaret Dick, Luss.
Tate & Lyle Trophy (most points in section B) - Jennifer Payne, Luss.
Clarke Trophy (most points in section C) - Pauline Kirkpatrick, Craigton.
Peggy Kirkpatrick Trophy (best handcraft entry in Class 30 - 60 and 67) - Margaret Dick, Luss.
Kathy Devine Trophy (most outstanding entry in show) - Jennifer Payne, Luss.
75th Birthday Salvers:
Best handcraft item in community work - Agnes Montgomery, Craigton.
Best housewifery item in community work - Cathy Fordy, Gartocharn.
Individual threesome (sponsored by J.D. Bilsland) - Jennifer Payne, Luss.
Section A - baking (sponsored by John Paul & Sons, Baljaffray) - Margaret Dick, Luss.
Section B - preserving (sponsored by Loch Lomond Homes & Gardens) - Jennifer Payne, Luss.
Section C - floral art (sponsored by Loch Lomond Homes & - Gardens) - Pauline Kirkpatrick, Craigton.
Section D - embroidery (sponsored by Loch Lomond Homes & Gardens - Janice McLellan, Luss.
Section D - machine ermbroidery (sponsored by Fabric & Finery, Helensburgh) - Janice McLellan, Luss.
Section E - sewing (sponsored by Loch Lomond Homes & Gardens) - Jennifer Payne, Luss.
Section F - knitting (sponsored by Lomond Tapestry, Helensburgh) - Janice McLellan, Luss.
Section G - crochet & tatting (sponsored by Loch Lomond Homes & Gardens) – Ann Ramsay, Cove & Kilcreggan.
Section H - handcrafts & art (sponsored by Loch Lomond Homes & Gardens) - Sandra Grant, Cardross.
Novice section - muffins (sponsored by Threads of Dumbarton) - Sharon Sharp, Luss.
Novice section – tote bag (sponsored by Threads of Dumbarton) - Caroline Dick, Gartocharn.
Children’s section (sponsored by Rebecca Cleeworth, Fruin Farm) - Arran Boxall, Luss.