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Despite the rain showers the country was in full swing with parties being held up and down the country to celebrate a very special birthday at the weekend. I recently posted hints and tips on how to easily arrange a party without having to pay through the nose for it.

Hopefully you managed to put some of these to use and found a dry spell in the day to eat your sandwiches, but most of all I hoped you all had a fabulous time.

Entered the competition yet?

grufallo toysThere is still time to get the youngsters involved in our competition. With a selection of Gruffalo soft toys being given away to the first 200 entries, it’s never been a better time for the kids to colour in.

To be in with a chance of winning simply download and print our colouring in picture below and get your little one(s) to colour this in then send it to us. The first 200 entries received will win! Good luck!


The closing date is Friday 17th June. To enter please post your child’s completed picture to our Facebook page or twitter page. Please include your name, child’s age, email and home address so we can contact you if you’re a winner. View full terms and conditions

You can also email your child’s entry to, or by post to Marketing, Scottish Friendly House, 16 Blythswood Square, Glasgow, G2 4HJ. Don’t forget to provide your contact details.

No advice has been provided by Scottish Friendly. If you are in any doubt as to whether a savings or investment plan is suitable for you, you should contact a financial adviser for advice. If you do not have a financial adviser, you can get details of local financial advisers by visiting Advisers may charge for providing such advice and should confirm any cost beforehand.