KRBHC Anniversary Celebration
Saturday 26 March marked the first anniversary of the opening of the Heritage Centre and the occasion was celebrated in some style with Artizans, their friends and families and visitors from near and far.
The afternoon festivities took place in and around the Centre with the Artizans in medieval dress welcoming the guests to an all day buffet, much of which was provided by the guid Sir James Douglas (Chris Pollock) from his new venture, Saltire Stores, in the village.
Entertainment was presented by various Artizans with guitars and bodhran, with ample opportunity for guests to join in some well-known standards. Artizan Alec Scullion doubled as guitarist and children’s jester, a real asset to King Robert’s court.
It was an opportunity to renew friendships as many visitors hadn’t seen each other since the Centre’s opening day and to discuss future plans and for others to visit the Centre for the first time.
Sarah Crome had travelled from Lincolnshire to help celebrate the occasion and brought with her a very special gift, in the form of a magnificent watercolour depicting how the manor house at Pillansflatt would have looked. It now hangs in pride of place in the Centre.
A lot of effort went into preparing for this part of the day and Strathleven Artizans are grateful to all who took part.
By Tommy Crocket