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schools festival 2012

Olivia Donnet (Dunblane High School) holds the President's Silver Salver for her recital of "The Braw Wooer", while Sam Waite (Robert Douglas Memorial School, Scone) shows off the William Soutar Unicorn for his rendition of "The Gowk".

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Happy prizewinners in the singing and instrumental events. Back (l to r): Liam Mannion (Breadalbane Academy), Graham D. Thomson Rosebowl for fiddle playing; Angus Hulbert (Kenmore Primary), Hector D. Chisholm Quaich for accordion playing. Front (l to r): Abbie Maclaughlan (St Ninians Primary, Perth), Robert W. Donaghy Quaich for solo singing; Alexander Girling (Kinross High School), Dalriada Cup for accordion playing; Kirsty Barr (Dunblane High School), Windyedge Bowl for solo singing.

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A group of contestants is flanked by club president Ian Bett and vice-president Iain Mackintosh.

The club's 26th annual Schools Festival was held in the Salutation Hotel, Perth during the afternoon of Sunday, November 18, 2012 when around 30 pupils from primary and secondary schools throughout Perthshire and Kinross competed in a programme of Scots verse speaking, solo singing, accordion and fiddle playing. In addition to the main awards, all competitors were presented with certificates of proficiency.

The trophy winners were as follows:

Solo Singing
[Adjudicated by Mr Craig Dennis]
Primary pupils. [The Robert W. Donaghy Quaich] - Abbie Maclaughlan, St Ninians Primary, Perth.
Secondary pupils [The Windyedge Bowl. Donated by Professor David W. Purdie] - Kirsty Barr, Dunblane High School.

Accordion Playing
[Adjudicated by Mr Alex McIntyre]
Primary pupils [The Hector D. Chisholm Quaich] - Angus Hulbert, Kenmore Primary.
Secondary pupils [The Dalriada Cup. Donated by Hamish D. McLaren] - Alexander Girling, Kinross High School.

Fiddle Playing
[Adjudicated by Mrs Stella Wilkie]
Secondary pupils [The Graham D. Thomson Rosebowl] - Liam Mannion, Breadalbane Academy.

Verse Speaking
[Adjudicated by Mrs Lovina Roe]
Primary pupils in classes 4 and 5 [The Binn Farm Quaich. Donated by John MacGregor] - Morgan Patterson, Strathallan.
Primary pupils in classes 6 and 7 [The Ruth Lumsden Quaich] - Sam Waite, Robert Douglas Memorial School, Scone.
Secondary pupils under 15 [The Grampian Cup. Donated by Stella A. Cormie] - Callum Mitchell, Dunblane High School.
Secondary pupils over 15 [The Archibald Morrison Memorial Quaich] - Scott Cocker, Dunblane High School.

The President's Prize, a silver salver presented to the club by Bill Dawson [a past president of both Perth Burns Club and the Robert Burns World Federation] for the best performance in the festival of Robert Burns poem, song or piece of music was awarded to Olivia Donnet of Dunblane High School for her recital of "The Braw Wooer".

The William Soutar Unicorn, presented to the club by the Friends of William Soutar Society for the best recital of a William Soutar poem was won by Sam Waite of the Robert Douglas Memorial School, Scone for his rendition of "The Gowk".

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Morgan Patterson (Strathallan School), winner of the Binn Farm Quaich.

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Callum Mitchell (Dunblane High School), winner of the Grampian Cup.

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Scott Cocker (Dunblane High School), winner of the Archibald Morrison Memorial Quaich.

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Amy Gunn (Dunblane High School).

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Anna Steen (Dunblane High School).

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Mhari Hulbert (Breadalbane Academy).

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Matthew McKinney (Dunblane High School).

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Shona Rae (Perth High School).

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Heather Rodger (Abernethy Primary School).

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Forbes Wilson (Strathallan School).

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Niall Dundee (Strathallan School).

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Cameron Rodger (Abernethy Primary School)..

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Lauren Dundee (Strathallan School).

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Holly Jarvis (Dunblane High School).

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Ellen Pennie (Dunblane High School).

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Rachel Miller (Perth High School).

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Ian Macey (Strathallan School).

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Sam Steele (Strathallan School).

All photographs courtesy of Elliott Boyle, Perth Burns Club.
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