The 2011 Cortachy Highland Games and Flower Show take place on Sunday, August 14, at Cortachy Castle.
With just under three weeks to go, the organisers are particularly keen to encourage new entrants to participate in the flower show.
Anyone can enter any of the classes and there is quite a range of these, with no fewer than 34 classes for flowers, 23 for vegetables and ten for fruit.
New classes this year in the vegetable section include cherry tomatoes and “five different vegetables”.
Both have been introduced by popular demand and the “five different vegetables” class gives gardeners a chance to show off their more exotic produce as well as the staples.
Similarly, there is a class for “any other fruit.”
With the huge interest in “Grow your Own”, there must be lots of people who would like to show off the results of their efforts.
While some categories like a collection of potatoes may require a bit of expertise, even beginners can have a go at most classes.
It’s great fun and there is money to be won – and trophies.
Alongside the flower show, there are classes for baking, preserves, handicrafts, flower arranging, stick making, and much, much more.
The children’s section includes classes for pre-schoolers, and covers cooking, drawing and crafts.
Details of all the classes can be found on the games website at www.cortachygames.co.uk