Thornhill Christmas Festivities and Local Shopping is coming together nicely. Time to introduce some of the traders, charitable organisations and local businesses taking part.
SUNDAY 26th NOVEMBER – 2-6pm – Christmas comes early in Thornhill.
Stirk Brothers – newly opened small boutique retailer, seeking out the very best whiskies and spirits. They also put our own stamp of approval on single casks and small batch blends that they bottle under the Stirk Brothers name. They also stock the excellent Stave32 and Five Kingdoms Brewery products!
Lean Bean – festive food and drinks on offer as well as Christmas gift ideas and Christmas cake kits, and the people are lovely too.
Yvonnes Cake Creations – celebration cakes, cupcakes, cheesecakes, brownies/blondies and cookies.
Alison Macleod Jewellery – handmade jewellery inspired by vintage and antique finds.Creating heartfelt treasures to honour the people, places and moments you love.
Blue Kitty Creations – handmade jewellery and artwork inspired by Vikings.
1st Morton Brownies – crafts and maybe something to eat.
Durisdeer WI – home baking from the best in the business.
Morton Thistle Juniors – The Morton stars will be there for you to meet with their selfie board so you can take your own photos. Morton bobble hats, beanie hats, caps and snoods available to buy. Raffle, tombola, guess the name of the elf and their famous find the football board.
Thornhill After School Lego Club hosted by Thornhill Friendship Club for some Christmas creations!
Blossom + Bloom – Christmas gifts, Christmas cards and plants. Shortbread, fizz and wreaths.
Voila Boutique Thornhill – women’s independent boutique.
Thomas Tosh – a favourite meeting place in Thornhill – cafe, gift and book shop, gallery and event venue. Always an excellent Christmas display. There will be mince pies, festive treats and hot chocolate on offer.
Scone Mad by Carsphairn Tearooms – delicious XL scones with flavours like Black Forest, Salted Caramel, White Chocolate & Blackberry, Cheese & Pickle.
Dumfries & Galloway Blood Bikes – a brilliant and very important local cause.
Thornhill Knit For Peace Group – very popular last year! Incredible blankets. Knitting for people in need.
Reid’s amusements – some nice rides for the younger thrill seekers out there.
Beans’ Greens Microfarm – the usual delicious microgreens, the young shoots of edible veggies in mixed boxes to use as salads or in soups and sandwiches. Health supplements for the cold winter months made from microgreens. Herbal tea and special gift hampers for the season.
Sage Against The Machine – Food For Rebels – very tasty produce, mainly preserve based at this time of year, always expect some surprises from this lovely Monaive based couple.
THORNHILL COMMUNITY FOOD INITIATIVE – an important local cause which has helped a lot of people over the last few difficult years.
The Bark Side Woodcrafts – local one person outfit making whisky barrel stave art and crafts inc.
Talking Horse Productions – bringing their barista coffee horse box with some great hot chocolate in case of cold weather.
Wallace Hall Academy – 300 years – Young Enterprise Group.
The Buccleuch & Queensberry Arms Hotel – they will be hosting some more traders and we will cross our fingers that Mr Father Christmas might attend.
Drumlanrig Cafe – homely and friendly cafe with traditional interior and exterior that hasn’t changed for years! Established 1929.
Raven Moon – still the best looking shop on the street. Holistic therapies and crystals.
Hillhouse and Hunter – if you need something for your house, they’ve probably got it. Shower mat? Yep. Picnic blanket? Yep. A strange type of screw/nail? Yep. The nicest and most helpful staff around. Great kitchenware and gifts too. Always a good Christmas display in the window.
Are there any others throwing their doors open on Sunday that should be on the list?!
Now let’s hope for some great weather and that the Christmas lights are switched on in time.