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PICTURES: Residents in Highland town reveal creative skills at inaugural craft fair


By Val Sweeney

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Sandra Mills, of Yarnalicious.
Sandra Mills, of Yarnalicious.

Talented residents in a Nairn neighbourhood have staged their first craft and artisans fair.

Residents in Fishertown revealed a range of creative talents when they set up stall in the car park at the town’s former Links School – now owned by Wasps, a charity which provides affordable studios for artists and creative businesses across Scotland.

Linda Golden, of Honey Valley Hares, said she and others wanted to highlight that behind pretty cottage doors in Fishertown are some talented people busily crafting, baking, knitting, painting and carving away making unique gifts.

"The day was a great success with people asking if we could do more of these markets," she said.

"Also, Nairn BID has expressed an interest in helping us to hold more events like this in the High Street.

"We hope to have more stalls next time as we have been approached by other artists who would like to be involved so I can see this event growing.

"All the exhibitors really enjoyed the day making lots of sales and getting very positive feed back."

Ms Golden said many of the crafters who took part in the event endeavour to use recycled materials when crafting their wares.

"Nairn is a fantastic little town, but it needs to encourage more people to buy local and that means offering more variety in the type of shops in the High Street and hopefully monthly markets," she said.

"We also need to think about the environmental impact when buying, so using recycled materials and things sourced locally is a huge plus point."

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