Luing cancels outdoors show

Memory from Luing 2019 Horticultural Show. Auctioneer Gordon Robbie with John Marinko who bid for the vegetable box on behalf of Edna Whyte.

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Plans for an open air horticultural show on Luing this Saturday have been cancelled.

Organisers had hoped the alternative show outdoors on Toberonochy Pier would give the island’s gardeners, producers and crafters the chance to show what had been keeping them busy in lockdown.

With less than one week to go, Luing Horticultural Society made the decision to call the event off in response to concerns about the risk of catching and spreading Covid on the island.

Funds raised at the show were due to go to Easdale Medical Practice as a thank you for its ongoing care during the virus crisis.

Signs went up on the mainland at Cuan Ferry as lockdown started to ease, giving daytrippers advice about no toilets and a lack of other services, preferring people to wait to visit until next season.