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Craft fair going down a storm

Busy Friday night at the Christmas Craft fair. Photo Tom Jamieson

AROUND 450 folk braved the weather on Friday night for the opening of the annual Christmas Craft Fair at the Clickimin.

Organisers said it was as busy as last year’s opening night, despite competition from BBC Radio Shetland’s Children In Need and the opening of the Paul Bloomer exhibition at Bonhoga.

The numbers bode well for the rest of the weekend where local people can sample the vast array of locally hand made goods on sale at 59 separate stalls until 6pm on Saturday and from 11am until 5pm on Sunday. Admission is £2 (£1 concessions).

This year the demand for stalls was so great that 13 producers were turned away, suggesting more space that can be provided in the main hall may be required next year.

The Shetland Food Festival in the multi purpose room next door was packed as well, offering everything from artisan cheeses and locally produced meat to home grown tatties and hand baked cakes