Special awards, outside the overall and reserve titles, were awarded to the following people in the Royal Highland Show handcrafts competition.


Best overall exhibit in patchwork, quilting and applique – R Barret’s Christmas tree skirt.

Best hand-made felt exhibit – K Huggett’s 3D nativity scene in hand made felt.

The Edinburgh Knitting and Crochet Guild Perpetual Champion for knitting and crochet – J Drylie’s crocheted Santa is coming house.

The Inverness best woven item in weaving section – S Hoyle’s throw, made using hand weaving.

The best exhibit in fancy yarn – M Beith’s hank of fancy yarn.

Jean Parker prize from Scottish crofting counties of two ply extra fine Shetland yarn for lace knitting, handspun – R Barnet’s hank of Shetland yarn.

Best exhibit in lace section, with special reference for creativity – J Matthew’s lace and tatting Christmas decoration.

Scottish Basket Making Circle’s prize for best exhibit in class of basket making – A Shaw’s log basket.

Jean Bruce prize – K Anderson’s shawl in fine lace knitting.