New Chairman Footnote – Frank Fraser
It was an honour to be asked as chairman for the Society and succeeding my friend John Wallace as chairman. If I can accomplish half of what John has done for the Society over the past few years then I will judge that as a success.
John was instrumental in finding the Society an affordable permanent home at Dundee that has given the dahlia a higher profile than in previous locations.
It is fair to say that he pulled the Society together with his organisation skills and an open door policy to include everyone to do a bit in the successful running of the show.
I thank John for all he has done for the Society over the years and I wish him good health in the future and I know I can ask for advice from John at any time.
Finally I will be taking an similar approach to John’s style of chairmanship with the aim of maintaining the Scottish as being one of the top dahlia and chrysanthemum shows in the United Kingdom.
I wish you all well in the growing season this year.
Alistair Gray gave an excellent talk on Blanch Leeks and demonstrated why he is at the top of the leek growing world.
A superb buffet lunch was served by the Gilvenbank Hotel that was enjoyed by all.
Gavin Thomson from Premier Hydroponics gave us an insight into propagating and growing without soil. Very interesting.
The raffle followed and then outside for the plant sale. Plants were donated by members and once again we are indebted to Cruickshanks Nursery for their donation of plants that forms the majority of plants on sale.
SCOTLAND BEAT ENGLAND
At the recent Northern Conferance the Scottish Dahlia Team beat the English Team in a Dahlia Quiz.
This year's SNC&DS Schedule has been uploaded on the Annual Show info page.
Details of the date of the AGM is available on the Key Dates page.
The results section has now been updated for the 2016 National Show.