Pròiseact nan Ealan and Lasair concluded the Isle of Skye edition of the fashion show with a highly successful trio of shows in two island communities.
An early afternoon matinee show on Saturday 25th February brought a conclusion to the tour of Skye communities which hosted the drama, fashion and musical bonanza, each show a success and attracting a large audience.
The first show took place in a relatively new hall in Portnalong, with Na Mo Chuid Aodaich attracting the largest audience the hall has ever seen, a success both in terms of uniting a small community and also drawing large numbers to a Gaelic event.
The show then moved to Kilmuir in the North end of the island where the locals drew together and produced a beautiful array of clothing, some made in the area by skilled and creative tailors but all with an intriguing provenance.
Working in partnership with Crossroads Care Skye and Lochalsh, it was the aim of the project to raise funds for the charity which provides respite care for carers in their own homes, a service used by many and at the heart of the community.
Upwards of £4000 was raised from donations and a raffle held during each of the shows, a significant amount and demonstrative of the support of the community to the work Crossroads put in throughout the island.
This brings the cumulative total of monies raised with the NMCA project to over £20,000.
This project has relied on community driven activity to ensure its success, and the close-knit communities in which PNE were working were an inspiration with their warmth, generosity and enthusiasm as well as the colourful history that the clothes revealed and rejoiced in.
PNE are now looking forward to the next edition of the fashion show which will be taking place in a different community in the Highlands and Islands in the coming months.