PUPILS, parents, family and friends flocked to Cross Arthurlie Primary at the weekend to eat, shop and catch sight of Santa at the annual Christmas fayre.

An abundance of stalls, games, crafts and activities helped to create a magical experience for children and grown-ups.

Some local businesses were also in attendance, while a tearoom provided hot drinks and cakes.

One of the highlights was the elf hunt, in which visitors were given clue sheets and encouraged to search the school grounds to find all the elves.

Raffle prizes, donated by parents, carers and local businesses, also proved a big draw.

Not surprisingly, though, the biggest queue was for Santa’s grotto, as a long line of children waited patiently for a chance to make their Christmas wishes known.

Organised by members of the Parent Council, the fayre raised more than £1,500, which will go towards trips and other treats for pupils.

Headteacher Fiona MacDonald said: “We were delighted to see so many staff, children and parents coming along.

“There was a range of gifts for adults and children and Santa also made an appearance.

“We were grateful to receive donations and support from many parents and a range of local businesses.”

Lorna Thomson, chairperson of the Parent Council, added: “It was very successful, with the general consensus seeming to be that it was the best fayre yet.”