Colintraive fayre kicks off Bute’s Christmas season

The Christmas fayre at Colintraive village hall on Saturday attracted many visitors from Bute as well as from the nearby Colintraive and Glendaruel area.
The Christmas fayre at Colintraive village hall on Saturday attracted many visitors from Bute as well as from the nearby Colintraive and Glendaruel area.

The first mince pies and mulled wine of Bute’s festive season were served at the annual Christmas fayre at Colintraive village hall on Saturday.

A healthy number of Bute residents took the short ferry trip across the Kyles to visit the popular annual event, which featured quality foodstuffs and arts and crafts from Bute, west Cowal and the wider Argyll area.

Our correspondent, finding it as difficult as ever to shake off his reputation as a man driven by his stomach, can vouch for the quality of both the pies and the mulled wine - as well as the contents of the bags of sweeties which kept him company on the road back to Rothesay!

All the proceeds from the £2 entry fee on Saturday will be donated to the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland.