Scotsman Archive

RURAL WOMEN, 4 June 1950

Rural women from Orkney to the South of Scotland met in Aberdeen yesterday to compare notes on handicrafts and housewives' activities throughout the federation. Mrs Kennedy, chairman of the Central Council, welcomed them. Handicrafts occupied their attention when Mrs Hay, convener, told them that the wedding gift being made for Princess Elizabeth – pink and blue soft hangings for a bedroom – is now going to the South-west of Scotland. Institutes all over Scotland are taking part in making the gifts, some women having travelled long distances to add their contribution. An exhibition to be held in 1951 in connection with the Edinburgh Festival competition for souvenirs next April, and a school for judges to be held in Inverness in October, were coming events announced by Mrs Hay. Reports on handicrafts were submitted from several areas. Rug-making was the most popular in Sutherland.

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