Well FebruaryFest is over for another year. We had a great time. We had lots of live traditional music, raffles, winter safety lectures and of course the Whisky and Gin tastings are always a treat.
Every year over FebFest we raise money for mountain safety. This year we were raising money for the Glencoe Mountain Rescue Team so they could buy some new equipment. More information can be found on our website.
Our target this year was £2340 which would allow the rescue team to buy a True CPR training device and 2 VacMats. We are happy to say we managed to surpass that target. The final total raised was £2359.62
We can only do this with the generousity of our suppliers donate amazing prizes and of course all our fantastic customers who dug so deep to contribute to such a great cause.
We would like to thank Rab who sponsored our winter lecture series, Nevisport who supported all our lectures, Cairngorm Brewery, Loch Lomond Brewery, Orkney Brewery, River Leven Ales, Strathaven Ales, Windswept Brewing, WooHa Brewing, Williams Brothers Brewing, Oban Distillery, Thistly Cross, Letterfinlay Fine Foods, Bidfood, Highland Fling Bungee & Nevis Cycles for all donating prizes.
Here is some of what happened over FebFest.
|We lured Andy back with the offer of some chilli to open our lecture series.|
|Just a wee bit of branding for our lecture series sponsor Rab|
The Riska Ceilidh Band making their first appearance at the Clachaig
|Mike Pescod was here for our second lecture|
|Nevisport were here for all the lectures offering their support and showing off some of Rab's latest gear.|
|All about the spiced Gins this February|
|Kevin trying to be heard after everyone was a few Gins in.|
|Kevin from Gordon &MacPhail handing over a bottle of Gin |
(donated by River Leven Ales) to the winner of the raffle on the night.
On the Friday night Troighsgeir also made their first appearance at the Clachaig while on a mini tour
Local favourites Fras were back on the Saturday to get everyone up dancing.
|Ian McConnell from the Glencoe Mountain Recue Team gave us an insight to what the team does and also brought along some equipment for people to try out after.|
|Linda from the GMRT getting a VacMat out|
|Marvin a student at the West Highland College in Fort William tried out the VacMat.|
|We seen if Katie could remember her First Aid training from January|
|For this Whisky tasting we focused on Gordon & MacPhail's Connoisseurs Choice range|
|Kevin was back again this time for the Whisky Tasting|
Local band Tartan Paint were back in the Boots Bar
|Matt Groves a lecturer at the West Highland College in Fort William rounded of a successful lecture series|
|Matt had prepaired a few cards for audience participation|
|Jamie trying to guess the average wind speed in the Cairngorms|
The Sean Cousins Band closed out FebFest
And finally Karl from Glencoe Photography was on hand for our Big final raffle to take some pictures of the winners.