£750 pounds was raised on the day for Erskine and the Countryside Conservation Volunteers –their rustic reindeer and sizeable snowmen were very popular.
Crafters on the day included wirework jewellery and Christmas decorations by Louise Hiddleston attending her first ever craft fair. Kenneth Falconer’s glass fusion Christmas decorations and stained glass, That’s Soy Candles and melts by Jennifer Millar, Country homewares and gifts by Toattie Creations, Fairtrade gemstone jewellery by Kiri London, Homecrafted hair ribbons and accessories, bunting, totie and wine bags some with Harris Tweed décor by Teddybog Treasures plus seasonal cakes, scones, bread, tray bakes and preserves by Tart’n Traybake!
Helen Dowson, event co-ordinator said “Everyone –crafters and visitors alike really enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and the lovely venue we have at Castle Semple Visitor Centre. We were delighted to showcase new local talent and will certainly consider hosting another Craft Fayre in the future.”
Castle Semple does provide an ideal destination for a wee trip into the scenic countryside by bike or car for a lochside or woodland walk, coffees or a browse in the gift shop – now fully stock with new ranges and countryside inspired Christmas gifts and decorations.
The Visitor Centre is open all day from 10am until 4pm. The next event of note is the Bike Show & Demo day on Sunday 11 December. Entry is free and will include new model launches, electric bike demonstrations plus a host of seasonal goodies, more details online.