Roy Bridge Flower Festival is a bloomin success!

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Roy Bridge

St Margaret’s Church in Roy Bridge held a flower festival over two days earlier this month, as part of its 90th anniversary celebrations.

Twenty beautiful floral arrangements were on display, themed ‘The Word of the Lord’, and there was a constant flow of visitors who came to dwell on the particular message of each arrangement.

The flowers were arranged by parishioners and friends, and all agreed that the stunning flower arrangements conveyed powerful messages.

Organisers say visitors were delighted at the ingenuity of the designs. Margaret Sargent, secretary of the local parish council, told the Lochaber Times: ‘There was much food for thought in the imaginative creations.’

The church was designed by Reginald Fairlie, a leading Scottish architect in the 1920s, and built in 1929.

The celebrations extended to the village hall, where there was a fascinating display of old photographs and newspaper reports from the time of the old chapel and the building of St Margaret’s.

The 90th anniversary celebrations have also included the first parish Burns Supper for many years, as well as a beautiful evening of Taizé music in Lent, provided by the parish choir and musicians.

Cherry trees have also been planted by parishioners at each of the four churches in the parish, and a group of parishioners are preparing for a pilgrimage/holiday to Rome, Padua and Venice in October led by parish priest Fatherr Daniel Convery.

Mrs Sargent added: ‘It has been and continues to be a busy and very special year.’