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Dingwall Academy pupils set scene for massive free Christmas fair – and everyone's invited!


By Hector MacKenzie

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Dingwall Academy seniors getting ready for the Christmas fair. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Dingwall Academy seniors getting ready for the Christmas fair. Picture: James Mackenzie.

PUPILS at Ross-shire's largest secondary school are setting the scene for a massive free festive fair next week.

The Dingwall Academy Christmas Fair next Friday promises to be a cracker with no fewer than 134 stalls, spectacular raffle prizes and, for younger folk, an opportunity to meet Santa.

The fair on Friday, December 1 runs from 6-9pm and will include free music and entertainment from pupils.

Senior pupils helping to organise it said: "We would really like to encourage people to buy their Christmas presents from our stall holders. They are all local small businesses, charities and community groups."

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The funds from the fair will be spent expanding employability activities. The school is currently working with Mears to provide a workshop space for STEM activities and vocational training.

There’ll be a Santa’s Grotto, refreshment area, raffle, bottle stall, free activities for pre-school children and lots of shopping opportunities.

The fair is being organised by the Parent Council and the pupils.

Raffle prizes include Belladrum weekend tickets for two adults, a Ross County family ticket and tickets for Highland Wildlife Park.


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