Up, Up and Away! Linn Larson, Edna Mullen and Bernadette Macdonald led the launch of 140 balloons from McEwens of Perth to celebrate the department store's 140th year of independent trading in St. John Street.
Staff from the Perth, Inverness and Ballater branches paid a pound each for a balloon. Steve Munro from the McEwens at home Cookshop in Watergate, Perth won the £100 prize, his balloon having flown roughly 50 miles to Edzell, near Brechin, Angus. It was found by Cameron Laidlow, who wins £50.
Our thanks to David Beange for his great photo!
Staff at McEwens of Perth took part in the World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The staff at McEwens of Perth have been taking part in the Coffee Morning for the past 4 years and are hoping once again to better the previous year's sum raised.
All food and drink for the event was kindly donated by the restaurant's suppliers, and raffle prizes etc were donated by individual members of staff and departments in the store. Pictured having their coffee in front of the raffle prizes are (left to right) John Bullough, Phyllis Kerr, Lesley Beange, Lady Georgina Bullough, Grace Milne, Christine Hepburn and Jackie Cleisham.
Awards were presented by John Bullough, Managing Director.
"Our 2008 winner, Edna Mullen, on one of the busiest days of the year, had an unfortunate accident and broke her nose. After attending A&E, she returned to work in the knowledge that there was no-one available to man her counter. Although in considerable discomfort, she put her customers in front of herself in an exemplary fashion."
In conjunction with Dunkeld House Hotel, Edna wins 2 nights' dinner, bed and breakfast for 2 people at the Hilton Dunkeld House hotel. The package includes an activity or treatment for both people. The runners-up each win a bottle of champagne.
John and Lady Georgina Bullough held a staff gathering in the grounds of their home to celebrate McEwens of Perth trading on the same site for 140 years. Staff, and their families, from Perth, Ballater and Inverness were treated to hog roast, and an open bar. The day's entertainment was varied and included line dancing, bungee runs and gladiator jousting, while the music was provided by Hospital Radio.