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WATCH: Inverness's Miss Scotland hosts autumn fayre to raise funds for Highland Hospice


By Annabelle Gauntlett

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Yuki, Iona MacDonald, Aiko and Annabelle Gauntlett
Yuki, Iona MacDonald, Aiko and Annabelle Gauntlett

Chelsie Allison scooped the title as Miss Scotland last month and has since been on a mission to raise as much money as possible for her chosen charity, the Highland Hospice, before going to compete at Miss World in India next year.

Chelsie Allison, Miss Scotland at Bogbain farm
Chelsie Allison, Miss Scotland at Bogbain farm

In light of this, Chelise decked out Bogbain farm and transformed it into an autumnal wonderland with dozens of beautiful handmade gifts, food and books.

Handmade carpentary David G Hay Wood Turner
Handmade carpentary David G Hay Wood Turner

As well as the quaint stalls that proved to be perfect for Christmas shopping, there was also plenty to do to keep the little ones occupied.

Mabel & Millie Candle Company
Mabel & Millie Candle Company

From face painting to a giant bouncy castle, the event was a haven for the whole family to have some fun on a rainy day.

Hope Maxwell on the Halloween themed bouncy castle
Hope Maxwell on the Halloween themed bouncy castle

Chelsie Allison said: "The autumn fayre was aimed to raise money for the Highland Hospice, but also an opportunity for lots of local businesses.

"We had home-made pies, beautiful jewellery, authors and perfumes for people to enjoy.

"Although I can't take credit for the fayre as it was my aunties idea. She regularly does fundraisers for her sons ice hokey team up at bogbain, so it was her idea to do a Miss Scotland fundraiser, and it turned out really well so it was a good idea!"

Bogbain Farm
Bogbain Farm

In addition to the fairytale backdrop, cosy wood burning fire and live acoustic music, the event also hosted a meet and greet with a beautiful pack of huskies from the Saints Sled Dog Rescue.

Evan Barron with the huskies from Saints Sled Dog Rescue
Evan Barron with the huskies from Saints Sled Dog Rescue

When talking about the Highland Hospice, Chelsie said: "Its a really important charity as well as my chosen charity for my journey through Miss Scotland and on my way to Miss World.

"Everyone at the fayre has donated a bit to the charity and we ended up raising £1,354."


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