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WATCH: Daffodil tea at Foulis Castle near Evanton raises cash for British Red Cross Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for Ukraine and helps repay Munro family's wartime debt of gratitude

By Hector MacKenzie

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A POIGNANT event enjoyed some glorious sunshine in Easter Ross this weekend.

Foulis Castle near Evanton hosted its annual Daffodil Tea on Saturday, using it this year raise money for The British Red Cross as part of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) appeal for Ukraine in its time of need.

Always a popular event, families and friends from far and wide were invited to join in with daffodil picking.

There was also local arts and crafts stalls, face painting and entertainment in the form of Highland dancing, music and storytelling as well as tea and home baking for those present to enjoy.

Penny Calder and Gracie Schofield skip through the daffodils. Picture Gary Anthony
Penny Calder and Gracie Schofield skip through the daffodils. Picture Gary Anthony

This year’s exhibitors included the likes of Highland Lilliums, Cromarty Cheese, Strathpeffer Bread and Evanton Wood Company.

Magicians, a flea circus, stilt walkers and balloon modellers were also billed amongst the entertainers.

The Daffodil Teas were established at Foulis Castle after the Second World War by the late Mrs Gascoigne, nee Munro, and continued by Eleanor Munro as a means of thanking the Red Cross for saving her husband Clan Chieftain Captain Patrick’s life through the parcels he received whilst held captive as a prisoner of war.

More pictures from the event in next week's editions

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