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Huntly Hairst organisers ask for donations to ensure event returns in 2022


By Pat Scott

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The scene in Huntly Square during Hairst last Saturday - there's now an appeal for donations towards the event in 2022. Picture: Dave Simpson.
The scene in Huntly Square during Hairst last Saturday - there's now an appeal for donations towards the event in 2022. Picture: Dave Simpson.

Hairst, Huntly's celebration of rural life has been hailed a resounding success.

Planned by a volunteer group and a part time organiser, the two day event attracted a huge crowd to The Square on Saturday and families galore to Leith Hall on Sunday.

Now, an appeal has been launched to help fund future events.

Organiser Laura McNeil said: "The event is free to everyone but donations will help us ensure next year's event is just as good, if not even better, ensuring that our rural community can enjoy a special day."

Councillor Gwyneth Petrie was in the crowd and said: "After a long and difficult year and a half, it was brilliant to see our community out engaging, supporting and enjoying the Hairst.

“The organisers of the event deserve our utmost thanks for their determination and success in organising the event in the most difficult of circumstances, and seeing it come to fruition as a really successful day."

The target is £1500 - to donate go on line to www.gofundme and search Huntly Hairst.


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