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Highland Hospice thanks Tartan Creations designer for sunflower face covering boost during coronavirus crisis


By Hector MacKenzie

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Yvonne Macrae hands her face covering cheque to Emma Nicol of Highland Hospice.
Yvonne Macrae hands her face covering cheque to Emma Nicol of Highland Hospice.

A BIG-HEARTED Ross-shire designer whose sunflower masks have proved a huge hit with the public has been thanked for her "amazing" support of Highland Hospice – and revealed plans for an exciting fresh start coinciding with her 21st year in business.

Yvonne Macrae of Tartan Creations has raised £2619 for the the hospice with her non-medical cotton face coverings which have been snapped up almost as quickly as she could make them.

Despite being hit by the lockdown herself, Ms Macrae channelled her creative talents using the sunflower fabric donated by a well-wisher.

Highland Hospice said: "We would like to thank Yvonne so much for her support. Her sunflower masks are amazing."

The crisis has opened a new door for Ms Macrae who says business is again "flourishing" with orders from around the world.

She is set to relocateto a lovely shop in Dornoch next month.

She said: "It’s very exciting and we are very much looking forward to the next chapter of our business as well as our 21st birthday on November 1. It’s great to have the positivity in these very different times."

Alison Skinner echoed many when she posted: "Fantastic amount raised, beautiful face coverings and materials, well done!"

Christine Finlayson wrote: "Well done Yvonne. Many people comment on my mask and ask where I got it. Think we will be needing them for a long time to come."

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