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30ft Christmas tree makes an entrance at Eden Court as centrepiece of poignant Covid-19 tribute

By Andrew Dixon

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The Christmas tree arrives at Eden Court.
The Christmas tree arrives at Eden Court.

A 30ft Christmas tree has arrived at Eden Court to be part of a moving tribute to those whose lives have been lost to Covid-19.

It has been hailed as “the biggest, most beautiful Christmas tree you will see in Inverness”.

And the lights decorating the tree and keeping the winter gloom at bay will pay a simple but moving tribute to not only the dozens of Highlanders who have lost their lives to coronavirus this year – but also to those who have sadly died across Scotland.

More than 3000 lights will represent the total number of Covid deaths in Scotland and a stunning star on the top of the tree will be lit by more than 50 lights, representing the individual Covid deaths in the Highland area.

As well as the tree, a range of decorations on it have been inspired by Eden Court’s unique architecture – and local primary schools will be helping to make more than 50 lanterns that will sit around its base.

Related article: Coronavirus tribute to take centre stage at Eden Court in this Christmas

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