“The annual Christmas fair organised by ‘South West Ross Arts and Eats’ is going ahead again at New Kelso Lodge, Strathcarron from 30th November to 3rd of December. This event has become a regular feature of the winter calendar and provides visitors and locals with a welcome opportunity to purchase food, gifts and art work produced locally by local businesses and producers. The Ceilidh Barn venue is generously provided by Shaun McDonald every year, and goes a long way to contribute to the welcoming atmosphere of this event. The impressive wood burning stove and delicious hot food provided by Crofters Kitchen from Kishorn, make the fair a relaxing refuge from the cold winter days and people come to relax and socialise each year.
The fair is having an extra push to raise as much money as possible for The Highland Hospice this year, all table fees, a percentage of all sales and the raffle takings will all go towards this. The Highland Hospice is especially important to the South West Ross Arts and Eats members as the group have recently suffered the sudden loss of a much loved founder member.
South West Ross Arts and Eats Trail was set up by local artists, makers and food providers in the South West Ross area to help promote the amazing variety and quality of local Arts and Eats. This area is sometimes known as the forgotten triangle, and can be overlooked as a destination or for day trips. The trail is promoted by brochures, local signage and a website and has over 28 businesses and artists participating in it. People travel from across the highlands to visit this annual Christmas Fair and purchase affordable original artwork and other gifts. The Fair will be open from 10am to 4pm everyday from Friday to Monday. More details are available on the groups website; artsandeatstrail.com . “