Coldstream crowns pumpkin king

Coldstream Giant Pumpkin Club weigh-in at The Castle Hotel.  Pictured with their certificates are Malcolm Campbell, Carol Anderson, Dick Wood and Alec West.
Coldstream Giant Pumpkin Club weigh-in at The Castle Hotel. Pictured with their certificates are Malcolm Campbell, Carol Anderson, Dick Wood and Alec West.

At the annual Coldstream Giant Pumpkin Club weigh-in at the Castle Hotel this year’s winner was Malcolm Campbell with an absolute monster pumpkin weighing in at 323lbs - a club record.

Although Malcolm’s pumpkin was huge - and might even be a Scottish record - it falls well short of the UK record which is over 1500 lbs!

All proceeds from the event were donated to the Coldstream in Bloom Gateway Committee.

Results: 1 - Malcolm Campbell (323 lbs); 2 - Alec West (158 lbs); 3 - Dick Wood (82 lbs); best newcomer - Carole Anderson; most improved - Malcolm Campbell (again!); bonniest pumpkin - John Fulton; and booby prize - Helen Park. Denis Strother presented the prizes.