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PICTURES: Eastgate Shopping Centre in Inverness buzzes with activity as youngsters design their own bee houses


By Val Sweeney

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Flynn Carr with his decorated bee hive.
Flynn Carr with his decorated bee hive.

The Eastgate Shopping Centre in Inverness was buzzing with activity as youngsters joined in the latest session at its summer Kids Club.

The chance to design and decorate a bumblebee house was taken up by dozens of eager participants who were able to take home their finished item.

The centre, which is running a free weekly programme every Wednesday, was able to offer nine 20-minute socially-distanced workshops.

Digital and marketing executive, Kirstin Gault, said: "Delighted with their work, 44 children took home their craft and are now welcoming all the beautiful bees into their garden."

The focus of this year’s summer activities is on being more environmentally friendly.

Activities have included a creepy-crawly themed trail and a Decorate-your-own plant pot workshop.

Those attending the session on July 21 are invited to collect a woodland-themed trail sheet, while other forthcoming sessions include making a magnifying glass and DIY plant markers.

The club takes place between 11am and 2pm.

Trails are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, with advanced tickets available for the workshops.

Tickets will be available up until 24 hours before the start of each workshop.

Workshop walk-ins are welcome if the session is not at maximum capacity.

A total of six children and 12 adults (no more than two adults per family group) can attend each workshop session.

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