I was honoured to be invited to the main social function of the Henderson Bishop competition, dinner at the Dryfesdale House Hotel. This was our top table: Brenda Macintyre (Ladies Branch vice-president), Linda Imrie (chair of the local organising committee) and Robbie Scott (RCCC vice-president). Robbie gave the Toast to the Ladies' Branch RCCC, and Brenda gave the reply.
The hotel put on a great spread, with lots of healthy athlete food, above! There was entertainment too. The Lockerbie Academy Fiddle Group entertained prior to the meal. Afterwards we moved to an adjacent room for a short performance by the Stageface Youth Theatre Group. It was indeed something different and the highlight of the evening! (Some will know I'm a fan of musical theatre anyway, see here.)
Of course, one of the important issues to be decided during the evening was the draw for the semifinals. Out of the hat, the High Road will see Kinross v Murrayfield 1 on one side of the draw, and the two favourites Ayr and Lockerbie, on the other.
In the Low Road, Borders will play Inverness 2, and Lanarkshire 1 will face Stranraer.
Here are the Lockerbie team in training (L-R) Moira Hastings, Anne Smith, Linda Smith, Fiona Robson.
And their opposition from Ayr, heading for an early night, (L-R) Anne Anderson, Gail Thomson, Karen Strang and Margaret Agnew.
And here am I, with two birthday girls Norma Brown and Ena Stevenson!
Pics by Bob