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PICTURES: Pots of fun for green-fingered youngsters at Eastgate Shopping Centre in Highland capital


By Val Sweeney

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A joint effort by father and daughter David and Lily Denoon.
A joint effort by father and daughter David and Lily Denoon.

Green-fingered youngsters have been busy getting creative at the Eastgate Shopping Centre.

Despite sunny weather, a total of 27 children headed indoors to take part in a socially-distanced workshop to decorate a plant pot.

It was among a programme of free weekly activities being organised throughout the summer holidays as part of the centre’s Kids Club.

Kirstin Gault, digital and marketing executive, said: "After taking part in one of the 20-minute sessions, many of the youngsters were looking forward to finding the perfect spot in their garden for their newly decorated terracotta plant pot."

This year, the focus of the activities is about encouraging people to be more environmentally-friendly.

Next Wednesday, nature explorers can make their own magnifying glass.

Handy DIY plant markers at the session on August 4 are set to encourage young ones to grow their own fruit and vegetables.

The theme continues on August 11 when there will be a trail around the centre to find hidden fruit and vegetables, followed by a treat.


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