Arbroath’s annual flower show

ARBROATH and District Horticultural Society’s annual show takes place in the Community Centre, Marketgate, Arbroath, next Saturday (August 25) from 2.30 to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. The presentation of prizes will tajke place at 4.15 p.m.

Entry to the show is £1 and Shona Gibb, secretary, said that the organisers would appreciate the public’s support.

She went on: “By the time judging begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday we hope the centre will be filled with entries from cut flowers, pot plants, floral art, vegetables, fruit, baking, handcrafts, preserves, wines and children’s section

“However, in order for the show to continue we need new members to come forward with entries in as many of the above sections as they can. Entries will be accepted until 9 a.m. on Saturday morning. Assistance will be on hand for the uninitiated.

“Floral art entries should be with the secretary by the Wednesday evening to allow for areas to be marked off for their display.”

Schedules can be obtained from the secretary by calling 01241 874864.

See ‘Brave’ - find the real places

If YOU have taken your children to see the film ‘Brave’ and are wondering what to do to entertain them now that the summer holidays are over, why not take them to one of Historic Scotland’s attractions, which inspired the film?

Historic Scotland has compiled a special quiz celebrating the release of the Disney Pixar’s film, Brave, so you and the children can find out fascinating and unusual facts about Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, Urquhart Castle and three sites in Lewis – Callanais Standing Stones, Blackhouse Arnol and Dun Carloway.

The quiz is available at each site to coincide with the opening of the film in Scotland.

Laura Cheyne, Marketing Manager at Historic Scotland, said: “If you’ve seen ‘Brave, bring the children and explore one of the real castles which inspired the film. Come along on a fun, fact-filled mission around the castle by taking part in our quiz.

The quiz can also be downloaded from the website:

Visit the website to find out additional information about the film and Historic Scotland attractions.