Success at Round the Horn event which is enjoyed by hundreds

Kinghorn Station Studio and Galleries Round the Horn. All pictures by George McLuskie.
Kinghorn Station Studio and Galleries Round the Horn. All pictures by George McLuskie.

Hundreds of people from Kinghorn and surrounding towns and villages got their festive celebrations off to a creative start when they went Round the Horn on Saturday.

The fourth annual artists’ and makers’ showcase event featured the work of 19 artists spread over nine venues in Kinghorn, and it proved to be just as successful as last year’s event.

From sculptors and ceramicists to stained glass artists and textile work, with a huge variety of artists and jewellers, crafters and graphic designers, there was a wealth of talent from around Kinghorn, as well as serveral visiting artists on show.

The day itself was bright and bitterly cold but it didn’t stop crowds of visitors donning their woolly hats and gloves and wandering around a few, or in many cases, all, of the venues which ranged from studios in the artists’ own homes to shop premises in the High Street and galleries.

And, whether it was just to wander around and look at the paintings and jewellery, to watch some of the artists at work, or to buy or order some early Christmas gifts, visitors all said they had enjoyed the experience.

In several of the venues there was a welcome mince pie or a cup of tea on offer, while local musicians also joined in the fun of the event by playing instruments and singing some songs to add to the festive spirit.

For the first time, I took the chance to go around the whole route and was amazed at the range and wealth of talent there is in such a small place.

Evie Milo, of Milomade, said: “It has been a great day and everyone has been very complimentary about the event. This year, it has been very steady throughout the day.”

Douglas Gray, who exhibited at the Gallery at Kinghorn railway station, added: “It went very well indeed and people kept coming right up until 5pm, which was great.

“There is a general consensus that it was every bit as busy as last year and the good weather certainly brought lots of people out.”