Fes­tive fairs and mar­kets

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

Mak­ers and crafters across the district were out in force at the week­end's flurry of Christ­mas fairs and mar­kets over the week­end.

Face painters worked their magic at Rock­field Pri­mary PTA's Holly Tea on Satur­day and home bak­ers fed vis­i­tors a fes­tive feast at Taynuilt's Christ­mas fair rais­ing funds for Muck­airn Parish Church.

Irene Main was so in­spired by the work of young car­ers on a TV show that she or­gan­ised a sea­sonal cof­fee morn­ing at St John’s Cathe­dral in Oban at the week­end to help those lo­cally, some pro­ceeds also go­ing to- wards the cathe­dral's up­keep. Kilchre­nan Does Christ­mas was a good ex­cuse to get the com­mu­nity to­gether for a so­cial gath­er­ing and to raise funds for the vil­lage hall, said Issy Grant, one of the co-or­gan­is­ers, with Kath­leen Christie who made all the mince pies.

From painted sea stones to dec­o­rated tiles, wood­work and cards, the crafters of Ap­pin at­tracted lots of in­ter­est at their fair on Satur­day and on Sun­day singers from Seil Sound were in fine voice at the com­mu­nity hall as the Christ­mas fair was in full flow.

Any­one for cake? Bethany and Eva Bisp at Rock­field Pri­mary School’s PTA Holly Tea.

Sarah Camp­bell and Irene Main with home­made Christ­mas pud­dings at St John's cathe­dral cof­fee morn­ing in aid of Young Car­ers and St John's funds.

Cate Lee with her cosy Catkins knits at Seil’s Christ­mas craft fair on Sun­day.

Bumper stalls at Ap­pin’s Christ­mas Craft fair on Satur­day.

Left: Issy Grant with a wreath made by Varinia Thomp­son on sale at Kilchre­nan Does Christ­mas event.

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