Children get crafty for Christmas in Grantown on Spey


Children in the Grantown on Spey area are invited to join Saranne Bish from Highland Council’s Countryside Rangers; Piers Voysey from the Anagach Woods Trust and local Highland Councillor Jaci Douglas for the 10th annual Christmas Arts and Crafts event on Friday 28 November 5 - 6.30pm upstairs in the Town House, Grantown-on-Spey.

Aimed at children, this yearly event has grown from small happenings in Grantown Square to an unmissable part of the local pre-Christmas diary of events which will take place after the Winter Lights are switched on.

Sarrane Bish explained: “Children attending will have the chance to make crafts including Christmas wreaths, tree and table decorations. All will be made from natural materials collected from Anagach Woods with some glitter and snow spray thrown in for good measure! For a change this year we’re making bird feeders, chocolate apples and pom-pom robins!”

This fun crafty event compliments perfectly the community’s late night shopping, Carols from the school choir, hot chocolate provided by the Primary school’s Nursery and the Winter Lights will be switched on by Grantown Primary Head Teacher, James Lyon.

A huge thanks must go to the organisers of the Grantown Festive Lights.

Saranne said: “Even after all these years I’m still excited about and look forward to this seasonal event! I love the fact that many folk within Grantown have one of our table decorations on their tables as they eat Christmas dinner – a small bit of the woods joining in!”

There is a small admission price of £2 per child to take part in the crafts and arts event. For more information phone the Rangers on 01479 873 914 otherwise just turn up on the evening. Dress warm.

The Countryside Rangers run many events and guided walks which aim to help raise awareness and encourage appreciation of the scenery, wildlife and heritage of the Highlands. A programme of Ranger Guided Walks and Events is on the council’s website at:

19 Nov 2014
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