Tuesday 26 November 2013

Captain's message

I must admit that being voted on as captain of the BLCGA came as a bit of a surprise last night, but I will do my best to continue the good work done by previous captains.  I welcome Sharon Paterson and Elaine Brotherstone on to the committee.
As you may already know, as the Border Ladies Junior Convenor, I have been a keen advocate for junior golf and with our youngsters now competing on the national stage I am very optimistic for our future.  I will endeavour to bring the same enthusiasm to my new position by encouraging our membership, both young and old, (and all those in between!!) to participate in this game which we all love. 
Last night, Gillian Oliver, presented Isobel Massie with honorary life membership of the BLCGA, a fitting accolade for someone who, as a previous captain and president, has been and continues to be, one of the County’s staunchest supporters.
I look forward to seeing you all in 2014
Fiona Ker

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Open letter from Isobel Massie (Past President)

I am so sad to read your message to the members of Borders . I think it is dreadful that nobody is willing to take on the Captaincy. I know it has been a struggle for years to find people who will do anything other than turn up and play competitions , but this is awful . You have done a great job and that makes you a hard act to follow , you must  be the youngest ever Captain and done it so well . But there are members who have enjoyed their golf in the Borders and merrily gone on to the Vets without any thought of giving something back . When I was invited to be Captain I saw it as an honour , even more so not being born a Borderer. The second time around, like you I could not get  a vice captain , and it was not easy doing it from Haddington, so I can understand your frustration .
There has never been been more promise for the County than now with the fine young girls coming through , and it would surely be rewarding to be the  Captain  with all this happening  and extremely sad if it all falls apart .
I fully support you in your stepping down , you have certainly done your bit . I really hope someone will come forward on the 25th .
Best Regards

Thursday 7 November 2013

Captain's Message

Hi All,
As you may or may not be aware I will be due to giving up the post as Captain of the County Golf Association at the forthcoming AGM.  I am not willing to continue due to work and other personnel commitments.  As yet I have not been able to find someone to takeover, this is not for want of trying however no-one appears to be in a position or want to take over the role.  This message is to every member of the county to consider whether they could fill this role or know someone that could.  The position is not that time consuming as we have a committee that is willing and able to organise competitions and be at events.  In addition meetings are only held when required (no more than 4 times a year).
To put it bluntly without someone taking on this position I am unsure about the future of the BLCGA, which I think is a great shame.  Not only because of the great history of the organisation, but looking to the future what impact it will have on our up and coming juniors.
Please take time to consider this, and make others aware and hopefully we can find someone to fill the post.  If you or anyone else would like further information please get in touch.


Tuesday 15 October 2013

2013 AGM

The BLCGA Annual General Meeting is to be held at St Boswells Golf Club on Monday 25th November 2013 at 7pm.  All welcome.

Thursday 3 October 2013

Texas Scramble results

Winners of Charity Texas Scramble was Julie Birdsall, Carina Bunyan, Kirsty Baird and Lynn Flannigan with 61.9.

Winner of the putting competition was Sharon Paterson, Doreen Pringle, Dawn Tomlinson and Eleanor Pearson with 22 putts.

The winning teams choice of charity is Stable Life for disabled riding and the proceeds will be split between this charity and BLCGA.

Thanks to all who played.

Wednesday 25 September 2013

Charity Texas Scramble - Monksford

There are still spaces both am and pm for the Charity Texas Scramble being held on Saturday 28th September at Monksford.  Please contact Fiona 07738 521157 or Gillian 07793 083212 asap

Sunday 22 September 2013

Saturday 21 September 2013

Scottish County Finals

Day 1
Aberdeenshire 5 Midlothian 4
Renfrewshire 7 Borders 2
Megan Briggs & Carol Whyte bt Tara & Dani 7&6
Alton Mckechin & Katrina Milne bt Julie & Isla 6&5
Donna Jackson & Liz Stewart halved with Sharon & Leanne
Alyson bt Tara 5&4
Megan bt Dani 6&4
Carol bt Sharon 2&1
Katrina bt Fiona 7&6
Gillian Kyle lost to Julie
Gillian Mcginlay halved with Isla

Day 2
Midlothian 5 Renfrewshire 4
Aberdeenshire 8 Borders 1
Sammi Leslie & Kim Beveridge bt Tara & Dani 3&1
Carol Wilson & Sara Mathieson bt Julie & Isla 3&2
Sheena Wood & Donna Pocock bt Sharon & Leanne 5&3
Sammi bt Tara 5&4
Kim lost to Dani 5&3
Sheena bt Sharon 5&4
Claire Prouse bt Gillian 5&4
Shannon McWilliams bt Julie 5&4
Donna bt Isla 1 hole

Day 3
Borders 1 Midlothian 8
Tara & Dani bt Emily Dalgetty & Kate McIntosh 4&3
Sharon & Gillian lost to Wendy Nicolson & Rachael Livingstone 7&6
Isla & Julie lost to Gabrielle Macdonald & Louise Fraser 2&1
Tara lost to Gabrielle 2 holes
Dani lost to Rachael 2&1
Gillian lost to Emily 7&6
Julie lost Kate 5&4
Leanne lost to Wendy 6&4
Isla lost to Karen 1 hole
Renfrewshire 5 Aberdeenshire 4

Wednesday 18 September 2013

County Finals - Stirling Golf Club 20-22 September

The Borders team for the County Finals being held at Stirling this weekend are as follows.
Julie Birdsall (Roxburghe)
Isla Craigie (Torwoodlee)
Danielle Ker (Roxburghe)
Fiona Ker (Roxburghe)
Tara Mactaggart (Minto)
Gillian Oliver (St Boswells)
Sharon Paterson (Kelso)
Leanne Wilson (Kelso)

We would appreciate your support

Order of Play
Friday 20th September
Aberdeen vs Midlothian (Foursomes 9.30 Singles 1.30)
Renfrewshire vs Borders (Foursomes 9.52 Singles 2.15)
Saturday 21st September
Midlothian vs Renfrewshire (Foursomes 9.30 Singles 1.30)
Aberdeenshire vs Borders (Foursomes 9.52 Singles 2.15)
Sunday 22nd September
Borders vs Midlothian (Foursomes 9.30 Singles 1.30)
Renfrewshire vs Aberdeenshire (Foursomes 9.52 Singles 2.15)

Thursday 29 August 2013

Draw for Sophie Gifford - Moffat - 1st September

11.30                     J  Graham            (Southerness)
                              T Mactaggart      (Minto)
11.38                     E Greenlees       (D&C)
                              M Fraser               (D&C)
11.46                     F Ker                       (Kelso)
                              F Allison              (D&C)
11.54                     L Wilson               (Kelso)
                              L Jack                     (D&G)
12.02                     F Macgregor       (Thornhill)
                              K Malcolm           (D&G)
12.20                     M Cowan             (St Medan)
                              S Townsley         (D&C)

Thursday 15 August 2013

Lawrie Quaich & Charity Texas Scramble

Saturday 28th September 2013

(Access to course via stables entrance directly off A68 just north of Newtown St Boswells)

Texas Scramble (4 person team)
£40 per team
Proceeds to be split between  BLCGA & Charity chosen by winning team
Shotgun starts 9.00 and 14.00
Open to non-member BLCGA (both male & female)
NB - to win quaich all players must be BLCGA members

Entries to Fiona Ker - ( fionaker41@yahoo.co.uk or  mob.07738 521157)
asap to guarantee a space

Wednesday 14 August 2013

Sophie Gifford/ South Divisional Championship

 Sunday, 1st September 2013

Moffat Golf Club  (By kind permission)

   18 hole Strokeplay                          11.30 – 12.30  approx                        Entry Fee £6                                                                           Open to all Silver Division Players
Competitors must be Members of Borders, Dumfriesshire or Galloway County Golf Associations. 
Girls Autumn Medal played after Championship. £4
Entries to :
Eileen Scott, Treweryn, 24 Carlisle Road, Lockerbie. DG11 2DN. Email:malcolm.scott228@btinternet.com
By Wednesday, 21st August
The Autumn Girls Medal will be run in conjunction with this event to save travel expenses. 
Girls with a silver handicap can enter both competitions provided they pay the two entry fees

Sunday 11 August 2013

Silver jubilee quaich

Many thanks to all at Kelso golf club for courtesy of the course.
10 border ladies played today in dry but breezy conditions

1st. Isla Craigie 38 pts
2nd. Fiona Ker 37pts

CSS 71

Wednesday 7 August 2013

Draw for Kelso - 11th August

Tee times for the Silver Jubilee Quaich at Kelso on Sunday 11th August
(late entries - contact Fiona Ker 07738521157)

Amended draw
10.00  Julie Birdsall (Rox)   Doreen Pringle (Kel)
10.10  Alison Smith (Hir)  Fiona Ker (Rox)
10.20  Jean Oliver (StB)  Isobel Massie (Hadd)
10.30  Gillian Oliver (StB)  Carina Bunyon (Rox)
10.40  Dani Ker (Rox)  Isla Craigie (Tor)

Monday 5 August 2013

Silver jubilee quaich

I am still taking entries for the Silver Jubilee Quaich being held at Kelso on Sunday 11th August. Tee times available between 9.30 and 11.00. Please contact me on 07738521157

Fiona Ker

Friday 19 July 2013

Scottish girls

Tara meets Connie Jaffray in the Scottish girls final on Saturday.
Tara beat Dani in a close semi-final 3&1.

It's great for the borders to have all our girls get into the championship flight and do so well

Fiona Ker

Scottish girls

Well done to both Dani and Tara. They are into the semi finals of the Scottish girls. Unfortunately only one of them will get through to the final - they play each other!!

Fiona Ker

Tuesday 16 July 2013

Coronation foursomes Hawick

Unfortunately the coronation foursomes due to be held on Sunday had had to be cancelled due to lack of entries.

The next competition is the silver jubilee quaich to be held at Kelso on 11th August entries to Fiona Ker

Monday 1 July 2013

Day 3 Jamboree


Foursomes (1 1/2-1 1/2)
Diane McDonald and Rachel Walker bt Christina Meldrum and Sheila McMurtrie 7 and 6.
Susan Clarke and Fiona Macgregor lost to Addi Shamash and Tracy Milligan 4 and 3.
Jordana Graham and Emma Greenlees halved with Katie Wright and Gwen Robson

Singles (3-3) Graham bt Wright 3 and 2.
E Kennedy lost Milligan 2 and 1.
Macgregor lost Shamash 6 and 5
M Fraser lost McMurtrie 3 and 2
Greenlees bt Meldrum 4 and 3
Walker bt Robson 4 and 2

Borders team at jamboree

The borders team have qualified for the county finals to be held at Stirling 20-22 September

Sunday 30 June 2013

Jamboree - Day 2 afternoon

Final score vs Galloway. 3 1/2 : 5 1/2 to Borders

Galloway players first
Addi lost to Judith 4&3
Katie lost to Tara 1 hole
Tracey beat Sharon 4&2
Fiona beat Leanne Wilson 1 hole
Gwen lost to Julie 6&5
Shiela beat Dani 2&1

Dumfries play Galloway tomorrow.

Who will go through to the county finals in September??

Jamboree day 2

After morning foursomes vs Galloway, Borders lead 2 1/2 : 1/2
Galloway players first
Addi Samash and Tracey Milligan lost to Dani Ker and Tara Mactaggart 8&6
Katie Wright and Gwen Robson lost to Julie Birdsall and Sharon Paterson 4&2
Fiona Hunter and Shiela McMurtie halved with Judith Anderson and Liz Campbell

Saturday 29 June 2013

Liz after a hard day at the office

Jamboree - day one

4 1/2 : 4 1/2

Foresomes am (borders first)
Tara Mactaggart & Dani Ker bt Diane Macdonald & Rachel Walker 1 up
Sharon Paterson & Julie Birdsall bt Jordana Graham & Susan Clark 1 up
Judith Anderson & Liz Campbell bt Emma Greenlees & Mirren Fraser 5&3
Tara lost to Diane 5&4
Gillian Oliver halved Emma Greenlees
Sharon lost to Susan 1 hole
Julie bt Emma Kennedy 1 hole
Liz lost to Jordana 1 hole
Dani lost to Rachel 7&5

Friday 28 June 2013

Golf Administrator required within the SLGA

click here for link  and more details of this job opportunity

Sunday 23 June 2013

Team Tournament - Torwoodlee Golf CLub

RESULTS (best 3 out of the 4 scores counting)
Winners  Torwoodlee C (219)
Lorraine White (70) Mary Lillico (72) Claire Howden (77) Lucille Patterson (79)
Runners-up Torwoodlee A (222)
Venetia Scott (72) Liz Campbell (75) Isla Craigie (75) Denise Richards (75)

Roxburghe (239)
Dani Ker (78) Julie Birdsall (80) Fiona Ker (81) Patsy Laing (90)

Longest Drive (donated by Judith Anderson)
Silver - Dani Ker (Roxburghe)
Bronze - Ann Wild (Kelso)

Nearest Pin (donated by Liz Campbell & Gillian Oliver)
Fiona Ker (Roxburghe)
Sammie Barrie (St Boswells)

Many thanks to all concerned at Torwoodlee Golf Club.

Friday 21 June 2013


The south jamboree is being held on Saturday 29th June to Monday 1st July at Dumfries & Galloway golf club

Saturday - Dumfries v Borders
Sunday - Borders v Galloway
Monday - Dumfries v Galloway

Borders team
Judith Anderson
Tara Mactaggart
Julie Birdsall
Dani Ker
Liz Campbell
Sharon Patterson
Leanne Wilson
Gillian Oliver

Supporters welcome

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Team tournament - Torwoodlee 23/6/13 - draw

09:40 Isla Cragie (Tor B) Julie Birdsall 5 (Rox)
09:50 Lynn Gray 21 (Lau) Helen Cuthbertson (Tor A) Claire Howden (Tor C)
10:00 Elaine Brotherston 31 (Lau) Lucille Patterson (Tor C)
10:10 Linda Hogarth 35 (Lau) Joyce Corbett (Tor A) Lorraine White (Tor C)
10:20 Wendy Bryson 23 (Lau) Mary Lillico (Tor C) Marvin Bryden (Tor A)
13:30 Venetia Scott (Tor B) Sharon Paterson 5 (Kel A) Gillian Oliver 6 (St. B)
13:40 Alison Smith 10 (Hir B) Patsy Laing 10 (Rox) Leanne Wilson 11 (Kel A)
13:50 Sheila Leifer 12 (Hir C) Liz Campbell (Tor B) Fiona Ker 7 (Rox)
14:00 Elspeth Bell 13 (Hir A) DTomlinson 18 (Kel A) Sammy Barnie 22 (St. B)
14:10 A Fleming 19 (Kel A) Karen Hume 13 (Hir B) Dani Ker 3 (Rox)
14:20 Pam Cessford 13 (Hir C) P Robson 19 (Kel B) Jean Oliver 21 (St. B)
14:30 Kate Mole 20 (Hir B) G Herriot 24 (Kel B) Rineke Sangster 19 (Hir A)
14:40 Kath Fletcher 24 (Hir C) Isabel Nisbet 27 (Hir A) Grace Black (Tor A) 
14:50 A Wild 22 (Kel B) Joan Turnbull 29 (Hir B) E Pearson 23 (Kel B)
15:00 Mandy Lunn 16 (Hir A) Denise Richards (Tor B)
15:10 Rebecca McDonald 28 (St B) C McLain 36 (Hir C)

Tuesday 11 June 2013

Amalgamation news

Please click on the link below to read the minutes from the recent meeting regarding the amalgamation of SLGA and SGU

click to redirect to minutes

The Amalgamation Group wants to receive constructive feedback from everyone with the SLGA and SGU, including Directors, County committees, golf clubs and golf club members.
Please send your feedback to secretary@slga.co.uk or by post to the SLGA Office in Perth.

Sunday 5 May 2013

Judith wins no.10

Judith Anderson retained the Border's Championship today winning it for the 10th time at The Roxburghe today.  She eventually beat 17 year old Tara Mactaggart by one hole in a very close match in difficult conditions.

Prizewinners 2013
L-R Capt Gillian Oliver, Rhea Middlemass, Liz Campbell, Judith Anderson, Tara Mactaggart,Sheila Horsburgh, Sheila Cuthbertson
Judith Anderson (Hawick) beat Tara Mactaggart (Minto) 1 up

Semi final
Tara Mactaggart beat Sheila Cuthbertson 5&4
Judith Anderson beat Liz Campbell 6&5

P7 pupil from Hawick, Rhea Middlemass also managed to retain the Bronze Championship, she beat Shiela Horsburgh from Peebles 3&2

Many thanks to all those at The Roxburghe for courtesy of the course, especially the professionals, greenkeepers and bar/catering staff, they all helped to make this a championship to remember

Saturday 4 May 2013

Championships - Day 1

Results from day one of the BLCGA Championships being held at the Roxburghe this weekend

Round 1
Tara Mactaggart bt Isla Craigie 7&6
Alison Smith lost to Sharon Paterson 3&2
Sheila Cuthbertson beat Carina Bunyan 2&1
Marny Waddell lost to Dani Ker 5&4
Julie Birdsall beat Carol Purves 6&5
Leanne Wilson lost to Liz Campbell 5&4
Fiona Ker lost to Gillian Oliver 2 holes
Denise Richards lost to Judith Anderson 5&4

Quarter Finals
Tara beat Sharon 3&2
Sheila beat Dani 3&2
Julie lost to Liz 2&1
Gillian lost to Judith 2&1

Semi finals on Sunday from 9.30
Final at 2pm

Bronze division
Rhea Middlemass - bye
Sammie Barrie lost to Zara Middlemass
Sheila Horsburgh beat June Craig 5&4
Elaine Brotherstone lost to Dianne Keddie 2 holes

Semi Finals
Rhea beat Zara 2&1
Sheila beat Dianne 4&3

Final Sunday 2.10

Tuesday 30 April 2013

Measuring Devices

The decision has been taken at committee that use of measuring devices will be allowed in County competitions as from today's date.  This reflects the recent change in SLGA ruling.

Friday 26 April 2013

Spring Qualifier - Peebles

It has been brought to our attention that the CSS on Sunday was not reduction only as previously advised..
Competition Standard Scratch on the day was 73.   Please ensure your handicap is corrected if necessary
Apologies to all concerned

Sunday 21 April 2013

Championship Draw - The Roxburghe Golf Club

Tee times for the championship first round to be held at The Roxburghe on Saturday 4th May
Silver division
9.00   Tara Mactaggart (1) vs Isla Craigie (16)
9.10   Alison Smith (9) vs Sharon Paterson (8)
9.20   Shiela Cuthbertson (5) vs Carina Bunyan (12)
9.30   Marny Waddell (13) vs Dani Ker (4)
9.40   Julie Birdsall (3) vs Carol Purves (14)
9.50   Leanne Wilson (11) vs Liz Campbell (6)
10.00 Fiona Ker (7) vs Gillian Oliver (10)
10.10 Denise Richards (15) vs Judith Anderson (2)
Quarter final times from 1.30pm

Bronze Division
Rhea Middlemass (1) (Bye)
10.20 Sammi Barrie (5) vs Zara Middlemass (4)
10.30 Shiela Horsburgh (3) vs June Craig (6)
10.40 Elaine Brotherstone (7) vs Dianne Keddie (2)

Semi finals on Sunday (tee times to follow)

Championship Qualifier - Peebles GC - 21/04/13

38 ladies played today at a showery Peebles in our championship qualifier.  Scratch winner with a 76 was Tara Mactaggart.
CSS 73 - (visitors RO)
Silver division (handicap)
71  J Birdsall (76-6)
72  V McKean (86-14), J Anderson (77-5)
74  T Mactaggart (76-2), A Smith (83-9)
75  D Ker (79-4)
76  F Ker (82-6), D Cassidy (83-6),  L Wilson (87-11), S Cuthbertson (80-4), I French (90-20
77  M Waddell (89-12), L Campbell (81-4), S Pateron (82-5), M Fleming (96-19),
79  G Dunn (98-19), A Mitchell (91-12), C Purves (90-11)
80  A Rutherford (88-8), C Bunyon (88-8), J Clark (94-14), D Richards (90-10)
81  G Oliver (87-6),
82  L Gray (102-20)
84  J Oliver (104-20)
85  I Craigie (91-6)
92  W Craigie (112-20)

Bronze (handicap)
69  R Middlemass (101-32)
73  S Brown (97-24),
74  M Blades (97-22)
75  Z Middlemass (107-32)
78  L Paterson (101-23)
79  L Smith (106-27),  D Keddie (103-23)
83  S Horsburgh (105-22)
84   E Brotherstone (115-22)
90  S Barrie (112-22)
94 J Craig (115-21)

Many thanks to Peebles Golf Club for use of their course for this competition

Monday 15 April 2013

Championship Qualifier - Peebles Sunday 21st April

                   Border Ladies Golf Championship Qualifier
                           Sunday 21st April, 2013
                                At Peebles Golf Club
9.00 June-Anne Clark Iris French
9.27 Sheila Horsburgh Martha Shortreed
9.36 Leanne Wilson Alison Smith
9.45 Sheila Cuthbertson Sharon Paterson
9.54 Margaret Fleming Gwen Dun
10.03 Marion Blades Lyn Gray
10.12 Lilian Smith Elaine Brotherstone
10.21 Senga Brown Zara Middlemass
10.30 Wilma Craigie Rhea Middlemass
10.39 Liz Campbell Julie Birdsall
10.48 Isla Craigie Carina Bunyan
10.57 Diane Keddie Lucille Paterson
11.06 Marny Waddell Denise Richards Val McKean
12.27 Fiona Ker Carol Purves
12.36 Diane Cassidy Tara McTaggart
12.45 Alison Rutherford Danni Ker
12.54 Jean Oliver June Craig Sammi Barrie
13.03 Gillian Oliver Judith Anderson Ailsa Mitchell

Wednesday 3 April 2013

Draw for Jenny Cleghorn - St Boswells - 7th April

0900                       Marny Waddell           &      Denise Richards
                                Lorraine White            &      Liz Campbell

1000                       J Clark                            &      Iris Fletcher
                                Gillian Oliver                 &     Sammy Barrie
1300                       Claire Howden              &     Marvyn  Brydon
                                Elaine Brotherstone     &     Gwen Dun
1310                       Lorna Rutherford          &     Sheila Horsburgh
                                Lyn Grey                         &      Linda Hogarth
1320                       Fiona Ker                         &     Dani Ker
                                Lilian Smith                     &     Senga Brown
1330                       Wilma Craigie                 &     Meg Thomson
                                Jane Stevenson               &     Amy Stevenson

Monday 18 March 2013

Match vs East 17th March - Roxburghe

The Borders played East Lothian at the Roxburghe today, thankfully the weather was kind to us.
Borders team first
1. Liz Campbell & Judith Anderson beat  Anne Sewell & Charlotte Munro 7&6
2. Tara MacTaggart & Julie Birdsall beat Hazel Saunders & Mary-Lou Renton 5&4
3. Denise Richards & Sharon Pateron lost to  Barbara Biggart & Jenny Sewell 5&4
4. Lynn Douglas & Fiona Ker lost to Susan Penman & Jean Waddell 5&4

Dani Ker & Leanne Wilson halved with Joanne Free and Shannon Young
Rebecca MacDonald & Amy Martin beat Sophie Bain & Lauren Lee 1 hole

Many thanks to Roxburghe Golf Club for their kind hospitality

Sunday 10 March 2013

Match vs Midlothian at Eyemouth 10th March

In atrocious conditions (wind, snow and extremely cold) at Eyemouth the match against Midlothian unfortunately had to be abandoned.
The scores at the time were as follows (Midlothian first)
Wendy Nicholson & Emily Dalgetty 2 up vs Judith Anderson & Liz Campbell (after 8)
Hannah Scott & Jessica Dalgetty 1 up vs Lyn Douglas & Denise Richards (after 7)
Kate McIntosh & Heather Laing 1 down vs Tara Mactaggart & Dani Ker (after 6)
Linda Bain & Kirsty Burgess 1 up vs Sharon Paterson & Leanne Wilson (after 5)
Junior match
Julia Smith & Anna Massey A/S vs Rebecca Macdonald & Amy Martin (after 5)

Many thanks to Eyemouth for their hospitality, hopefully the weather will improve soon!!

Monday 4 March 2013

Border Ladies Competitions

Entry forms now available through the diary page for our 2013 competitions.

Sunday 10 February 2013

Friendly matches March 2013

Hope you are all well and beginning to think about spring and golf.  Its that time of year again when I'm looking to find out if you would like to be part of the squad and also about your availability for the friendly matches. The matches this year are as follows:

Borders v Midlothian at Eyemouth Golf Club 10th March tee-off 10.00am

Borders vs East Lothian at Roxburghe Golf Club 17th March tee-off 09.30am.

If you could let me know your availability and if you would like a get together at the driving range prior to the first match, as soon as possible

Regards Gillian