Lochs and Glens bus driver, Mr S Jenkins, had just driven over Glenfinart and stopped at Blairmore yesterday when he got a surprising call on his mobile. The Glenfinart Walled Garden Raffle had only just been drawn at Ardentinny Village Hall and he was the winner of a bottle of Glenfiddich Single Malt. This was delivered to him poste haste as he waited at Blairmore while his passengers enjoyed a cuppa.
Volunteer Linda MacGuire won the holiday cottage let; Jeanette Riley, Ardentinny, won the McClintock paintings; Josephine Ray of Blairmore learned there was a voucher for jewellery waiting for her at Blairmore Gallery. To our further delight, it was a wee 3 year old from Dunoon who won the extra prize of a hand-made chocolate rabbit!
The funds raised from the raffle total £711.59, including £51.59 from donations.
Thank you Mr Jenkins for buying that ticket at Loch Fyne Food Fair and thanks to everyone who participated. By another co-incidence yesterday the Community Council learned that their planning application had finally arrived from the National Park and work can now begin on the Garden.
Photo: Anna Williamson.