The Stornoway’s Christmas lights switch-on is to take place in two weeks.
The community gathering in Perceval Square starts at 6.30pm on December 8 with a
packed itinerary of activities for all the family including musical performances
The Santa Dash half mile which kicks off the evening is open to all age groups. Particpants
are asked to wear festive attire and there will be prizes for the best dressed. Setting
off from Cromwell Street Quay, the course will take runners and walkers along the
harbour front and back along Cromwell Street to Perceval Square.
The grand finale is the large fireworks display over Stornoway’s inner harbour.
The funfair will be based in the Fishermen’s Car Park from Wednesday to Saturday
of that week.
Organisers Stornoway Amenity Trust have been striving to enhance the town lights
displays by raising additional funds through alternative funding streams.
The organisation secured support from Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative and are also
benefitting from the proceeds from Western Isles Lifestyle tickets sales in the Broadbay
This year, local children are invited to take part in a parcel and poster competition.
This is being coordinated through island schools where pupils will work on creating
parcels for the main town Christmas tree or for posters to be displayed in shop windows.