Craft Afternoon – Clan Donald Canterbury

Clan Donald Canterbury like to offer a range of events and activities during the year to create a bit of variety and entertainment.

To liven up a dull winter afternoon on Saturday the 15th June, the Clan held a craft afternoon. Bob and Cath Lyall kindly hosted the event in their lovely home. Cupcakes were baked and decorated with Beryl Duncan performing the judging. Members were able to try their hand at spinning with Sheila Cuthbertson or hand craft with Helen Ring. Finally, members who participated in the craft beer blind tasting had to identify the 3 beers correctly – an APA, Pale Ale and a Pilsner. Our beer knowledge, or lack of in many cases, was further tested by means of a quiz.

Overall it was a lot of fun and most members gained a greater respect for the skills of the crafts people. A wonderful afternoon tea was provided to finish the afternoon.


Valerie Bright and Margaret Donald prepare the cupcakes.


The cupcake decorating competition gets underway. Pictured Pauline McIvor, Cath Lyall and Gordon McIvor.


Gordon McIvor watches Ian Bright demonstrate how it is done.


Helen Ring shows Irvine Kincaid the finer points of her hand craft.


From the left are Andrea Thomson, Margaret Donald and Irvine Kincaid.


Sheila Cuthbertson made spinning look so easy.


Valerie Bright, watched by Sheila Cuthbertson, finds spinning is not easy.


Pictured left to right for the craft beer tasting, Sheila Cuthbertson, Irvine Kinraid, Gordon McIvor, Pauline McIvor, Ann Smith, Ian Bright, Peter Smith and Val Donald.


Bob Lyall and Peter Smith enjoy a quiet game of cribbage.


Pictured left to right, Margaret Donald, Andrea Thompson, Helen Ring, Alison Kinraid and Ann Smith.