Glasgow festival promotes Argyll and Bute

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Glaswegians who sample Kintyre gin at a city food fair will find it’s the perfect tonic.

Wild About Argyll and Culture, Heritage and Arts Assembly Argyll and Isles (CHArts) have joined forces for the Argyll food and drink festival, at the Briggait, in the Merchant City on August 19 from 11am to 8pm.

Food and drink from a selection of Argyll and the Isles-based companies will also be on offer, including Loch Fyne Oysters, Winston Churchill Venison, Coast Coffee from Dunoon and Bute Brew.

The event is not just about food and drink and will feature Argyll and Bute’s unique artists, designers, musicians and actors.

Items on display include jewellery, furniture design, printmaking and textiles with musical to theatrical entertainment.

The following will have stands or provide entertainment and workshops: Ray Beverley, Juju Books, Gill Govan Glass, Design in Harmony, Needlesmith, BearMakes, Bute Fabrics, Callum Hall, Pippa Reid-Foster, Three Wee Crows and Lucy Jane Walsh.

CHArts is a growing network which brings together creative people and organisations living and working in the region.

CHArts aims to promote its network through local and national platforms and provide real opportunities for growth for culture, heritage and arts.

The festival is the first in a long line of upcoming opportunities from which the network can benefit.

Wild About Argyll is the face of Argyll and the Isles Tourism Co-operative Ltd (AITC), which works at a local and national level promoting Argyll and the Isles as a must-visit destination.

Helensburgh based Pippa Reid-Foster will play her clarsach at the festival. NO_c32wildabout01_Pippa Reid-Foster

Woodwork from Lochgoilhead’s Bearmakes will feature. NO_c32wildabout02_BearMakes