Fettercairn Flower show cancelled

Fettercairn Flower Winners from 2014
Fettercairn Flower Winners from 2014

Fettercairn Flower show set for August 15 has been cancelled by organisers due to the temporary closure of the Fettercairn Public Hall.

The cancellation is due to there being no guarantee it will reopen in time for the popular show.

Organisers have said there was no other venue in the village available to for the event.

Helen Thomson from the organising committee said: “Fettercairn Flower Show Committee has regrettably had to take the decision to cancel their annual Flower Show, which was set for August 15. This is due to the temporary closure of Fettercairn Public Hall, and there is no guarantee it will be open in time for the Flower Show. Other possibilities were looked at but there is no other venue in the village available and large enough in which to hold the event.

“Fettercairn Public Hall is booked at a reasonable cost, over several days so that it can be set up for the many wonderful displays of flowers , vegetables, pot plants, crafts, floral arts displays and children’s exhibits. Apologies to all those who have already started preparing for the show, but we feel sure you will understand this is something over which we have no control.

“The Flower Show Committee is trying to contact all of it’s exhibitors to let them know the situation. It is a disappointment to all those who spend many hours preparing for the show. Fettercairn School pupils have already made items for two of the children’s exhibits, but the committee wishes to assure the children that their efforts will not go unnoticed, as they will be on display in the Monday Drop-in Cafe in the church hall and will be judged on Monday August 10.”

The Fettercairn Horticultural Society was formed in 1954 with the late Rev. Ewen Maclean and former minister of Fettercairn, as President and the late William Beverley, former banker as Secretary.

Helen added: “Many residents remember Rev. Maclean’ wonderful Flower exhibits. It has been noted that there was a Flower Show before this from at least 1950. Fettercairn Flower Show has always enjoyed a good reputation and that is thanks to the continued dedication of the exhibitors.

“There are still many of the residents for whom it was a part of their childhood growing up and they remember it as always something to be looked forward to. It will be a big miss in the summer calendar of events in Fettercairn, but the Committee are fully confident that they will be back next year.”