Dornoch Interact hold successful food and craft fair


The Dornoch Academy Interact Club, with some help from the young Rotakids from Dornoch Primary School, hosted a super and very busy food and craft fair on Saturday 2nd March to raise money for Highland Food Banks.  Hundreds of Dornoch folk gathered to buy the produce and eat the baking while at the same time enjoying superb music and donating to a cause which has become an essential part of supporting so many families in Sutherland and beyond.  Particularly pleased to attend was Mandy Nutt from the Highland Food bank and not just because all income was being donated to that charity.

Mandy told our reporter that the Interact Food Fair last year had made all the difference to her organisation and that “Last year’s fair had spurred Highland Food Banks on and now we have a co-ordinated charity that delivers food parcels across Sutherland!!  All stimulated by the Interact Clubs encouragement and made possible by the money they donated”

“What a super example these young people are making across our community” said Elizabeth Sweetman from the parent Rotary Club of East Sutherland

This was the third year in which this popular event has been held and thanks to the energy of the members and the support of their teacher Andrena Ballantyne the event grows and grows so that it is able to help the most vulnerable in our community.  “What a great example these young people are not just to their school friends and to the people of Dornoch and district but to the whole of the Highlands” said Alistair Risk who is the North Highland Youth Officer for Rotary.  The event has raised £600+ for Highland Food Banks and some pictures of the event are above.