Silence was golden...

Catriona Cooper (left) and Karen Elliot with some of the donated art which was sold in a silent auction at the Fisherman's Inn.

Catriona Cooper (left) and Karen Elliot with some of the donated art which was sold in a silent auction at the Fisherman's Inn.

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Silence was indeed golden this weekend as more than £2000 was raised in support of an Arbroath pub’s

refugee fund.

A silent auction of artwork was held on Saturday in the tearoom of the Fisherman’s Inn which realised £2110 which will go towards helping to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches the right people.

The auction was organised by Karen Elliot and featured the work of 20 Scottish artists who had all donated their work.

According to Karen, even while she was tidying up after the auction on Sunday people were still coming in and asking about the paintings, managing to sell another £175 worth of artwork.

Karen said: “I thought if we were to raise £500 on the day that would be great, but we were delighted to get so much more.

‘‘We still have artwork coming in, so it looks like having artwork for sale in the tearoom at the Fishie’s will be an ongoing thing.

“It’s been absolutely brilliant.”

If anyone would like to donate a piece of art contact Karen on Facebook or on 01241 875806, and anyone interested in acquiring some art for a good cause then pop into the Fisherman’s Inn tearoom during opening hours.