Festive fun at Christmas market
If ever there was a perfect advertisement for shopping locally, it would be Explore Campbeltown’s Christmas market. Springbank Distillery’s malt barns were once again fit to burst with a wonderfully vast and varied selection of gifts, decorations and products, most of which were made in Kintyre. From small independent crafters, to some of the area’s largest employers, 62 stalls filled the lower hall, beautifully decorated with twinkling fairy lights. The smell of hot food and drink, courtesy of some of Kintyre’s best restaurants, cafes and tearooms, lured those with tired feet to the hall upstairs. As well as sustenance, there were also face painters and children’s crafts, and Santa and a couple of his elves even popped in to meet some of the children.
Cadenhead’s Whisky Shop staff members Bethany Maclean and Craig Anderson sported some festive head gear.
Maurice Whelan of Carradales, ‘luxury boutique guest house’ at the market for the first time.
David Ralston, from the Rhoin Farm, holding his interpretation of Rudolph, sold creations he makes from used horse shoes.
Behind Glenbarr Stores’ cafe stall are, from left: Joyce Andrews, Lesley Barker, Hollie Sinclair, Emma Johnstone and Zofia Sloan.
A Campbeltown Grammar School choir sang Christmas carols.