CLACKMANNAN residents got into the festive mood by attending a Christmas Fayre recently.

Held at the town hall on Saturday, December 11, a number of stalls were available for people looking to purchase Christmas presents and hot drinks were also on offer afterwards.

This year’s fayre was an alternative to the church’s Tree Festival, a three day event which has become a tradition of the winter calendar in the area but has not took place since 2019 due to Covid restrictions.

Duncan Brember, a member of the Clackmannan Parish Church, said it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves and, more importantly, keeping safe.

He told the Advertiser: “It’s been a hard time over the past 18 months, especially last Christmas as well, people really lost out on a lot of things.

“I think most communities now are trying to revive some spirit.

“It went very well, there was a good response from the community to come out and visit on the day.”

Duncan continued: “I think people are desperate to try and get back to normal but we’ve taken a hit these past couple of weeks with Omicron.

“We were a wee bit concerned as to whether we should go ahead with it, but we felt we had taken the right safety measurements, we done risk assessments and we had track and trace in place.

“There was plenty of sanitization points too so we were very careful and we weren’t overcrowded either.”