On Friday Jeremy Balfour MSP joined by Charles Kennedy visited Keltra Crafts in Bathgate to show support for the independent retailer. Keltra Crafts is on a short list of five outlets in Scotland for the category of 'Best Local Independent Store' in the Crafts Beautiful Magazine International Craft Awards 2017. A great accomplishment for a business opening its doors only four and half years ago.
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Jeremy Balfour MSP raised a motion lodged in parliament as follows:
Motion S5M-08006: Jeremy Balfour, Lothian, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party
Date Lodged: 29/09/2017
That the Parliament congratulates Tracy Dunn, the owner of Keltra Crafts, which is a small independent craft shop in Bathgate, on being nominated by her 80 students for an award, only four and a half years after opening its doors; notes that Keltra Crafts has made the shortlist for the International Craft Awards 2017 in the Best Independent Local Store category, and is one of only five shops in Scotland to make the list; understands that the shop sells handmade crafts, homewares and gifts, and also runs workshops, social classes and knitting and sewing groups, and notes that the shop includes products from designers based in Bathgate and the Lothians.
Supported by: Michelle Ballantyne, Miles Briggs, Tom Mason, Margaret Mitchell, Peter Chapman, Alexander Stewart, Liz Smith, Bill Kidd, Alison Harris, Maurice Corry, Alexander Burnett, Gordon Lindhurst, Alison Johnstone, Murdo Fraser, David Torrance, Tom Arthur
Show your support for this great local success story by visiting the store at 54 North Bridge Street, Bathgate or by visiting their facebook page, and be sure you vote in the upcoming awards on the Crafts Beautiful Magazine via Surveymonkey.