Christmas lights switch on date is announced for December 4

There’s nothing better than a display of Festive Lights to brighten everyone’s spirit and we could all surely do with a lift to end what has been a challenging 2020.

By John A. MacInnes
Thursday, 26th November 2020, 9:37 am
The town's Christmas lights will be switchen on this year on December 4.
The town's Christmas lights will be switchen on this year on December 4.

The Western Isles Lottery Team have again worked with ACE Electrical Services who are on target to switch on this year’s Stornoway display on Friday, December 4.

It has been a tradition in the town for local shops, hotels and Charity Shops to dress their windows in the hope of securing one of the annual cups awarded for the best displays. The Stornoway Amenity Trust worked hard over the years to ensure this Event took place annually and the Lottery Team supported the group over recent years. The SAT Committee have now disbanded and the Lottery Team are taking up the reins to ensure the popular tradition is maintained.

This year, the Lottery Team are also announcing an additional competition with the aim of getting as many residents across the Isle of Lewis as possible to brighten up their own neighbourhoods.

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They have set up a competition email address for nominations and entries with a prize of £200 for the winning entry, made up of a variety of gift vouchers from local businesses.

Emma Henderson, of the Lottery Team, said: “Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could drive around the Island and admire numerous homes having been lit up to celebrate what has been a pretty awful year for everyone?

“We’re hoping as many residents as possible will join in and we wish everyone good luck with their entries.”

Entry to the Residential Home & Garden competition closes at midnight on Tuesday, December 15, and the winner will be announced that week.

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