Seasonal offerings at Nimble Fingers craft fair

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Tinsel, wreaths and festive baking were just a few of the seasonal offerings at last Saturday’s Nimble Fingers craft fair.

There was also a variety of items that would make perfect Christmas gifts, from knitting and jewellery to stained glass and wax melts, thanks to the group’s crafty creators.

The atmosphere at the Campbeltown Town Hall event was boosted thanks to two talented young pipers, William McLean and Ewan O’May, who performed on the day.

As well as the usual stallholders, there were a few new crafters selling their wares and there was tea, coffee and refreshments on offer for those who finished browsing.

In addition to offering crafters a venue from which to sell their goods, the craft fairs benefit the community as a different local cause is chosen to receive the proceeds from the raffle and tombola-type stalls at each event.

As a small, independent group, Nimble Fingers aims to help smaller charities that don’t tend to receive big grants or lottery funding.

This time, the beneficiary was Kintyre Toy Library which plans to use the £500 raised to purchase personal protective equipment to enable them to safely get back up and running.

‘We have so many wonderful people to thank,’ said a Nimble Fingers spokesperson. ‘As always, the support from Bobby Cairns and Willie Durnan at the town hall made it such a pleasure.

‘We were also delighted to have new crafters joining us and we were spoiled with our two young pipers to open our fair – thank you, William and Ewan.

‘And finally, a huge thank you to our customers old and new.’

The group’s next craft fair will be held at Argyll Bowling Club on December 4 and the proceeds from that event will fund Nimble Fingers’ running costs for next year while it continues to support local charities.

‘At the December event, we have yet more new crafters joining us,’ added the spokesperson.