Monymusk Lights Switch-On

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MONYMUSK’S town centre was unusually busy on November 27, as the village’s Christmas Lights went on following months of hard work by the ladies on the lights committee.

Upwards of two hundred people turned out for the event, which is now in its second year. Visitors were treated to hot mulled wine and mince pies, with a performance from Kintore Pipe Band. The honour of flicking the switch went to Oscar LeCore from the town’s primary school, while the Rev Ewan Glen was compere for the evening. The formal switch on was followed by a small fireworks display, and a visit from Santa courtesy of the Rotary Club of Alford. The evening was rounded off with a family disco in Monymusk Hall.

Christmas Lights Organiser Alison Beaton told the Herald: “The night was brilliant, absolutely fantastic. It wasn’t too cold, but we were pleasantly surprised at the number of people who turned out despite the heavy snow.

“Next year’s lights switch on will be in November, and we’ll be holding a quiz night sometime in September towards that. I’d like to thank Richard Stroud, Gordon Ross and Ian Daniels for their assistance in organising and planning this event, and everybody else who has helped to make it possible.”