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Hundreds flock to Dingwall Academy festive fair as community helps kickstart countdown to Christmas


By Hector MacKenzie

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Dingwall Academy seniors getting ready for the Christmas fair. It was hailed a great success with hundreds of people showing their support. Picture: James Mackenzie.
Dingwall Academy seniors getting ready for the Christmas fair. It was hailed a great success with hundreds of people showing their support. Picture: James Mackenzie.

A ROSS-SHIRE community turned out in force to support its secondary school start the countdown to Christmas.

Dingwall Academy staged its annual Christmas fair yesterday evening.

It featured more than 130 stalls, free entertainment and refreshments, offering locals a chance to support local businesses and community groups.

The school later posted: "What a night! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!"

It paid tribute to the Parent Council, S6 helpers, stall holders, the music department and all pupils who performed and the home economics department for the festive treats.

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They event also offered people the chance to check out the community trishaw and try their luck in a well-supported raffle and bottle stall.

It thanked "the hundreds who came through the door to support the event", adding: "It was wonderful to see the school full and buzzing with community spirit. A fantastic start to the Christmas season."


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