Kirkcudbright Academy Offers Some Crafty Christmas Shopping

A group of senior pupils at Kirkcudbright Academy which is organising a Christmas Café & Market are delighted with the response they have had from local crafters and artisans. 


The event, called ‘Christmas at the Academy’ has over 30 seasonal stalls booked for the day which includes a mix of local producers and school enterprises.  One of the highlights will be a pencil making enterprise where you can make your own pencil.  There will also be vintage treasures, handcrafted jewellery, felt and patchwork, tie dyes, dog bandanas, cards, candles and melts, wooden toys, quirky lego upcyled gifts, plants, beauty products, handmade chocolates, meringues, local cheese and chilli jams. School stalls include seasonal wreaths made by Rural Skills pupils, a mega raffle, chocolate fountain run by the Prefect Team, cake pops, free lucky dip, Christmas crafts and individual festive teabags as well as ‘Café Academy’ with its delicious range of homemade cakes, traybakes, rolls  and soup. There will also be live music performed by pupil musicians throughout the day.

Pupils extend a warm welcome to the local community to come along and enjoy the event which will run from 10 am – 2 pm in the Cochran Hall.  Profits from school enterprises will  go to a range of charities including the ‘Better Lives Partnership’ to help young people with Autism and their families as well as the Mental Health Association and CCLASP (Children with Cancer & Leukaemia Advice and Support for Parents).

Pupils who are organising the event are studying an Enterprise course and are looking forward to meeting all the local small businesses who are attending.  The team is very grateful to the  Kirkcudbright Rotarians and Kirkcudbright Probus Club in supporting the event.

Latest Articles