Scouting out bargains at Nimble Fingers fair

Welcoming browsers to the craft fair, from left: Kate O'May, piper Ewan O’May, Andrina McAulay, beaver and cub section leader Bethany Maclean and Jessie MacPhail.
Welcoming browsers to the craft fair, from left: Kate O'May, piper Ewan O’May, Andrina McAulay, beaver and cub section leader Bethany Maclean and Jessie MacPhail.

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A bumper crowd scouted out bargains at Nimble Fingers’ latest craft fair.

Four new crafters peddled their wares at the busy sale in Campbeltown Town Hall last Saturday, the proceeds from which will be donated to the 16th Argyll (Campbeltown) Scout Group.

‘We had 15-year-old Lewis Richardson and his 12-year-old sister Imogen selling their makes, Gillian Ramsay was there with her Crochet Crafts and we also had Gemma Hallman with her button art,’ said a group spokesperson. ‘It was lovely having four new crafters.’

Young piper Ewan O’May opened the fair and later helped with the raffle.

‘Willie Durnan was a great help at the town hall and the Scouts were a fantastic help too,’ added the spokesperson.

‘They also provided a piper and we had beaver and cub section leader Bethany Maclean as our very own bear.

‘To show their appreciation, the Scouts very kindly invited two members of Nimble Fingers to their Jubilee barbecue.’

A different local cause is chosen to receive the proceeds from the raffle and tombola-type stalls at each Nimble Fingers craft fair.

The crafters aim to help smaller organisations that tend not to receive big grants or lottery funding.

Nimble Fingers’ next craft fair is in the town hall on September 17 and, as no small local groups came forward to ask for support this year, the crafters have decided to host a community fundraiser for Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance.