This year’s midsummer carnival and dance raised a total of £5,599.56, according to organiser Malcolm Younger of Millgaet Media.
The carnival was held in glorious sunshine and netted the total in 53 buckets filled with coins. It took more than 10 volunteers working a couple of hours a day each nearly three weeks to count the pennies and silver coins.
Mr Younger said he was “overwhelmed” by people’s generosity, and thanked everyone who had helped. The money will go to the Callum Younger Reach Fund to help young people reach their goals. Applications from people aged 18 and under are welcome and forms are available from Millgaet Media.