Haunted Hallowe’en fun and games on Arran
In our second instalment of Hallowe’en celebrations which took place across Arran we present a snapshot of the rest of the parties which the Arran Banner attended.
At Brodick Primary School, children dressed for the occasion, enjoyed traditional games and took part in fun competitions, many of them involving enthusiastic and active dancing, to earn themselves sweet prizes.
The traditional Montrose House Hallowe’en evening attracted a large gathering of young guisers who performed for the care home residents in order to receive tasty treats and a goodie-bag to take home with them. Residents, this year, were treated to jokes, songs, dancing and even a few magic tricks.
Over in Shiskine Village Hall where an evening of traditional games is the highlight of many a young guiser’s Hallowe’en plans, children enthusiastically took part in fun games along with the liberal handing out of toys and sweet prizes. Besides the usual dooking for apples and eating jam pancakes, children enjoyed dancing and running games and some convinced their parents to join in with the fun.
Altogether, Hallowe’en on Arran has been a weeklong celebration with fun activities taking place at various village halls and schools. It has also once again been a welcome introduction to the start of the cold, dark winter nights that lie ahead.
Still as a statue, Brodick pupils freeze when the music stops.
A brightly coloured clown shows off his best dance moves, above left. 01_B45BPS02; A vampire princess and cat-woman enjoy dancing, centre. 01_B45BPS03; The monsters’ parade, the children during the costume judging.
A ghoulish gathering of Brodick Primary School’s P4s, 5s and 6s.
Above, Anne Watts lets the children select a sweet treat during the Hallowe’en party. 01_B45BPS07; and right, many of the children went to great lengths to come up with elaborate costume ideas.