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Seaglass session in Moray

By Alistair Whitfield

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A group of over-55s from across Moray enjoyed creating sea glass decorations at Burghead Community Hall recently.

The free workshop was part of First Time for Everything, a programme designed by Royal Voluntary Service to give folk the opportunity to try something new.

Sea glass is found on beaches and began as normal shards of broken glass.

It takes anything from 20 to 200 years of being persistently tumbled and ground for it to acquire its characteristic texture and shape, and for its sharp edges to become smoothed and rounded.

In this process, the glass loses its slick surface but gains a frosted appearance.

At Burghead Community Hall.
At Burghead Community Hall.

Local craftswoman Frances Whyte, from Pretty Whyte Things, hosted the workshop, showing participants how to make an attractive cactus design.

Light refreshments were provided afterwards.

The First Time for Everything programme was launched in 2017 and receives ongoing help from the People’s Postcode Lottery.

Ellen Crerar from Duffus, said: "It was my first time coming along and I really enjoyed it. It was nice to have some company and everyone was friendly and welcoming.

"I will certainly be looking forward to future events."

Sharon Finlay, Royal Voluntary Service activity co-ordinator for Moray, said: "We have lots more sessions planned for local people to enjoy.

"We're grateful for the continued support of the players of People’s Postcode Lottery who make these events possible. They mean so much to the people taking part."

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