Auchenblae pre-school Christmas Market

Auchenblae Village Hall will be transformed into a festive Christmas Market today (Thursday November 15).

The market will be open from 7pm until 9pm and is being hosted by Auchenblae Pre-School Group.

The group is organising a relaxed and welcoming seasonal market to help make Christmas shopping easier for locals and to raise funds for new toys and resources. Stalls offering a great range of Christmas gifts and treats, including Elizabeth Havens, Encore Dress Agency, Giulianotti confectionary, Little Bows gifts, Thistle Kids, flowers, vintage and modern jewellery, books, candles, cards, art and much more.

There will be a raffle of items generously donated by stall holders and a lucky dip as well as chance to win a beautiful patchwork advent calendar. Homemade mulled wine and mince pies will be included in the £3 entry fee.

Chairman, Lorna Eastaugh, said: “We’re looking forward to a lovely relaxed evening, giving locals chance to do a bit of Christmas shopping and enjoy some mulled wine in our wonderful playroom. It’s exciting to be able to put on an event that offers a great service to the community, helps local small businesses and enables us to invest in resources for our pre-school group. It’s also lovely to be able to welcome visitors into our playroom so that they can see what we have to offer.”

Registered charity APSG operate a parent and toddler group, a 2s group and offer funded pre-school education for children up to the age of 5. Regular and ‘drop in sessions’ are available. For more information about APSG sessions and times, please contact Lorna Eastaugh on 01561 320903 or check out Auchenblae Pre-School Group on Facebook.