Soup Sweet & Songs In Memory of Hamish Ross


An utterly wonderful afternoon was had by the community, young and old, at the GHS Soup, Sweet & Songs.

The event was organised by Golspie High School’s Interact Club in order to bring together the community in the festive time of year. However, it was decided by the group that the money raised would go towards the C-R-Y (Cardiac Risk in the Young) memorial funding page of Hamish Ross, GHS pupil.

An amazing £1,185.50 was raised! This money will go towards the charity CRY being able to come and hold cardiac screenings for our local youngsters in order to identify, as early as possible, any underlying cardiac issues. The success of this event and the money raised shows how caring and connected a community we have and how loved and cherished Hamish is within that community – GHS being one of the fundamental cogs.

The soups and sweets were all made by the school’s hospitality class, an array of musical talents were showcased from the music department, including a performance from the School’s pipe band, and a performance of Hamish’s own composition. A vast number of pupils attended the event and gave a helping hand which made the whole event run smoothly. Pupils were given invites to hand out to elderly folk they may know, from which many attended. Members of the community purchased tables to sell their local products. A raffle took place, which was a huge success. Many local businesses donated prizes – raffle tickets actually sold out!

A truly delightful afternoon, full of love, community and festive spirit!