VIDEO/PICTURES: Bute flocks to Mount Stuart’s Christmas fair

Hundreds of people flocked to Mount Stuart on Sunday afternoon for the annual Christmas fair at the spectacular ancestral home of the Bute family.

The day’s attractions included a huge variety of locally-made arts, crafts and foods for sale, along with activities for children and choral performances by local children and adults.

Anna Harrison and her mum Jennie Torrens at the Cancer Research UK stall at Mount Stuart's Christmas fair on Sunday, December 14, 2014.

Anna Harrison and her mum Jennie Torrens at the Cancer Research UK stall at Mount Stuart's Christmas fair on Sunday, December 14, 2014.

Here’s a selection of pictures from the day, along with short video clips from the day’s ‘Santa Dash’ - a run round the grounds organised by local charity Calum’s Cabin - and from the Ballianlay Choir’s performance on the Marble Staircase inside the house itself.

More photos in this week’s issue of The Buteman - on sale from Thursday, December 18.