Moray community seeks to capture the spirit of Speyside Christmas

Rothes to host indoor Christmas Market on Saturday evening

TWO CHILDREN’S CHARITIES will be the beneficiaries of a Christmas Market at the Grant Hall in Rothes on Saturday evening.

From 6.30pm the market will demonstrate the skills and talents of artists, makers and producers from Speyside and the wider Moray and Highland communities.

The tsiMORAY supported event is also aimed at raising awareness of local charity Logan’s Fund and the Yorkhill Children’s Charity.

A spokeswoman for the event organisers said: “People attending the market will be offered a warm welcome with bubbles, tasty treats and nibbles and the chance to enjoy the wonderful Sons O’ the Soil, who will kindly play during the evening for the second year in a row.

“A special wee highlight will be selling Magic Reindeer Dust in aid of The Aila Coull Foundation, and we feel altogether hopeful that there will be no shortage of sparkle throughout the event!”

Opening the market will be Richard Lochhead MSP: “I’m delighted to be opening the Rothes Christmas Market and to be part of such a special event raising funds for fantastic causes.

“I very much hope that the local community and people from across Moray will turn out to support the local artists and producers, and raise lots of money for charity at the same time.  The organisers have put in a tremendous amount of work and with great local produce and musical entertainment I am sure the event will be a huge success.”

Cameron Mackintosh from Logan’s Fund added: “Our philosophy is to try and win back some of the childhood lost to long periods in hospital – so we will do anything to find something that a child and their family can enjoy when their treatment programme allows.

“We are delighted to benefit for a second year from this art, craft and produce Christmas market in Rothes, as it’s events like these that enable us to continue to do the special things we do. We are also pleased to share the spotlight with Yorkhill Children’s Charity.

“Logan’s Fund would like to wish you a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year and thank you for supporting this event and our charity.”