Mousehole, Cornwall came to the Isle of Gigha

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A Cornish cat character connected west coast fishing communities at the Isle of Gigha’s primary pantomime.

On the final Friday before the end of the autumn term the island’s hall was packed with parents, grandparents, family and friends for an adaptation about the Cornish fishing village of Mousehole.

The production was staged by the primary pupils and Pre-Five Unit with music and songs, including Gaelic, dance and verse narrated against a backdrop of some of Gigha’s familiar landmarks.

The story tells of a cat called Mowzer and his owner Tom Bocock who saved the villagers from starving by venturing out onto the sea to catch fish on Christmas Eve.

The audience participated as the storm at sea approached, with a lot of waving and thunder clapping.

As a reminder of those who keep us safe at sea all became calm once again.

The Great Storm Cat of the sea was sent to sleep by a lovely lullaby sung by Mowzer.

The two rival cats eventually became friends the audience was wished a peaceful Christmas.

The show was followed by mulled wine, fruit juice and shortbread with warm mince pies donated by the Co-op

In total  £256.50 was raised for Campbeltown RNLI and the lifeboat crew.