Fife gift shop set to expand and create community hub with online appeal

A Kinglassie gift shop is aiming to raise £8000 to help support the local community by creating a craft workshop for people in the village.

By Darren Gibb
Friday, 14th May 2021, 12:30 pm

Chandlers Attic owned by Catherine Fotheringham and her husband Niall, is expanding its gift shop by leasing a derelict building in the town.

The money raised through a Crowdfunder will help create a community hub, crafting space and coffee shop, creating a place for people to come together over a cup of coffee, or during one of the many craft workshops planned for both children and adults.

Catherine said: “We believe that ‘Build our community with crafts, coffee and learning’ is a great project that will benefit our local community.

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Catherine and Niall Fotheringham.

“The £8000 we are hoping to raise through Crowdfunder will enable us to convert a building that has been empty for years.

"We’ll refurbish the space, install new heating, and lighting before redecorating throughout and repairing damage caused by water getting in to create a new community hub, right in the heart of Kinglassie.

“We’ll provide a safe, welcoming, cosy atmosphere for locals to enjoy, and more importantly, we will be hiring people to help us run the space, providing local jobs too.

"This initiative will have a huge impact on the community, and we are offering some great rewards to anyone who backs the project – for £6 you can get a limited edition TabeScent wax melt in their signature Brew and Leaf scent, or a reusable Brew and Leaf hot/cold reusable drinks mug for £25, with a free Americano or cup of tea."

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