Crafters’ efforts go to support Modo

Representatives from Theatre Modo accept a chque for �500 from the Association of Buchan Crafters.
Representatives from Theatre Modo accept a chque for �500 from the Association of Buchan Crafters.

Following another successful year, the Association of Buchan Crafters held its first craft fair of 2016 in Mintlaw public hall recently.

2015 marked the association’s 20th anniversary and to mark the occasion they wanted to raise funds for a local charity.

They chose Theatre Modo, which uses circus skills to engage young people across Aberdeenshire and to help them change their lives for the better.

A cheque for £500 was presented to a number of youngsters from Modo who attended the recent fair.

The Association of Buchan Crafters was formed in June, 1995, after it was recognised that crafters were working away at home, in workshops or garages using their crative abilities to make some fantastic products, but had no ready outlet to sell their finished product.

The ABC was founded to address such issues and currently boasts 30 members from across Aberdeenshire.

The next craft fair will take place on April 16 in the Melvin Hall, Tarves, before a return to Buchan when they will be at the Ritchie Hall in Strichen on April 30.

Others dates in the North-east this year are - May 28, Public Hall, Kintore; June 18 St Mary’s Church Hall, Banff; July 16, Apex Church Hall, Peterhead; August 20, Town Hall, Cullen; September 17, Church Hall, Insch;

October 15, Parish Church Hall, Dyce; November 19, Kirk Centre, Ellon.

All are welcome to go along and support them.

Membership of the Association of Buchan Crafters is open to those with an interest in craft whether a newcomer or seasoned crafter.

All members receive the quarterly newsletter, a free members page on the website and the opportunity to attend craft fairs.