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Covid-19 virus pandemic- news re SRGC events
« on: March 16, 2020, 03:58:29 PM »
In the  light  of the  present  corona virus pandemic the SRGC  Stirling Show at  Dunblane (previously  planned  for  21st March) has   been cancelled.
If you  know  of  anyone  who was  intending to go to the  show, please  let  them know  of this  change  of  plans.


SRGC local Group Meeting cancellations   #virusaware #safetyfirst


The  talks for 19th March and 16th April for  SWSRGG (South West Scotland Rock Garden Group)
and the  talks for 27th March and 17th April of  the  SRGC Moray Group   have  been cancelled.

News of the cancellation of the AGS/SRGC Hexham show, which had been planned for 28th March - if you know anyone who intended to go to the show, please share the news.

From North East England AGS group:
"The HEXHAM SHOW on 28th MARCH at the Mart has been CANCELLED. For the obvious reasons. We are very sorry to have to do this but it is in the interest of everyones health. There will be no more shows this spring.
See  full AGS notice   here: https://www.alpinegardensociety.net/news/coronavirus-action/
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Re: Covid-19 virus pandemic- news re SRGC events
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2020, 04:44:58 PM »
As a result of the current Coronovirus situation in the UK, the SRGC Perth Show (planned for Saturday 18th April 2020) is cancelled.  The situation is changing very rapidly and we must all do everything we can to minimise risk.
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Re: Covid-19 virus pandemic- news re SRGC events
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2020, 06:08:05 PM »
News from  the  Highland  (Inverness) SRGC Group - That, though terribly disappointing, it is  necessary for the   remaining 2  Group meetings and the Highland Show this year to be   cancelled.
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Re: Covid-19 virus pandemic- news re SRGC events
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2020, 06:27:56 PM »
Perth local meeting on the 7th April 2020 is  now cancelled.
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Re: Covid-19 virus pandemic- news re SRGC events
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2020, 07:33:07 PM »
In light of the developing situation  both the Aberdeen show and the remaining  Aberdeen Group meetings of this season are  cancelled.
A decision on the late bulb meeting in September will be made at a later date.
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Re: Covid-19 virus pandemic- news re SRGC events
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2020, 09:00:06 PM »
The  Glasgow Show ( at  Milngavie)  is cancelled -  also the last Glasgow Group meeting in April will be rescheduled into next season.
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Re: Covid-19 virus pandemic- news re SRGC events
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2020, 10:34:57 AM »
March meeting for. N Northumberland group is cancelled and there  is a question mark over the April one too.  The  North Northumberland Group's annual bus trip has  been  postponed until 2021 as well, that was to SW Scotland.
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Re: Covid-19 virus pandemic- news re SRGC events
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2020, 11:34:22 AM »
"From Dave Millward, Convener of Show Secretaries:

The Edinburgh show, set for Saturday 4th April 2020 has been cancelled. This follows the latest advice issued by government regarding the current Covid-19 pandemic. We were all looking forward to a good spring show at Fairmilehead and we are sad to have to take this action, but it is for the best I'm sure.

With the cancellation of the Edinburgh show, all the Scottish spring shows and the joint AGS/SRGC show in Hexham will not now take place. A decision on the autumn events will be made later in the year when we have more up to date information.

Unfortunately, the cancellation of the shows programme will have significant financial consequences for the nurseries who provide us with such a wonderful range of plants for showing and for our gardens. Though we will not be able to visit their stalls at shows, can I encouarge all of us to consider ordering plants from those nurseries that have mail-order or alternative arrangements. Please visit their websites to see what 'goodies' are available.

I hope all members will stay well and do enjoy your gardens this spring."


SRGC list of specialist nurseries to aid  retail therapy and help our nurseryfolk friends  - is  available  -   https://t.co/z0xWytEsMm?amp=1
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Re: Covid-19 virus pandemic- news re SRGC events
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2020, 09:16:51 PM »
David Boyd SRGC Event in Mull -previously planned for May 2020.

Due to the Corona virus crisis the David Boyd Event in Mull has been cancelled. We are grateful to all those  who had expressed interest on supporting the  event.           
It is  hoped  that we can organise another trip to Mull in the future.

As you are all no doubt aware, the situation with Coronavirus is rapidly changing, and the advice is changing accordingly. We know that this is a worrying time for everyone and have taken this decision to protect our members and do our part in flattening the COVID-19 curve through social-distancing measures.
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Re: Covid-19 virus pandemic- news re SRGC events
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2020, 05:11:19 PM »
Any events or  meetings  for the  Perthshire  Group and  Angus  Groups  are  cancelled  until further  notice.
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Re: Covid-19 virus pandemic- news re SRGC events
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2020, 11:54:38 AM »
Cancellation:

15 August: Dunblane Summer event
19th September Late  Bulb Display, Aberdeen
9-11 October: Discussion Weekend, Grantown on Spey

 RE SRGC Discussion Weekend; note  to  Registrants :
You may be concerned about the scheduled Discussion Weekend at Grantown-on-Spey in the light of the recent travel restrictions imposed to limit the spread of the viral pandemic. At present the Grant Arms Hotel is closed and the date for re-opening the hotel is not yet determined but will be dependent upon national guidelines regarding travel.

As a result, the SRGC Council have unanimously approved the cancellation of this meeting for 2020 and I have therefore returned your cheque for the booking fee which was not presented for payment. This is yet another unfortunate and disappointing cancellation in a year when they have been many others, but it was felt that we should take decisive action at an early stage.

If you have attended Discussion Weekends at the Grant Arms before you will know that we have been made most welcome by the staff and it has proved to be an excellent venue for the weekend. Once the travel restrictions begin to be relaxed, it is venues like this which will need the support of their visitors to rebuild their business.

We have therefore provisionally booked the hotel for October 2021 and revised plans will be notified in The Rock Garden and on the SRGC website as the situation develops: we look forward to meeting you there in 2021.

Keep safe and well.
Kind regards,
Peter Maguire (Registration Secretary)

 

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