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Invergordon basks in festive glow thanks to community effort over Christmas lights in Easter Ross town


By Hector MacKenzie

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The lights are up and looking good in Invergordon with plans for more in coming years.
The lights are up and looking good in Invergordon with plans for more in coming years.

AN Easter Ross town has paid tribute to the goodwill of supporters who have pulled together to bring a festive glow this year.

Invergordon Community Council says it is delighted to have secured funding for new Christmas lights for the central area of the High Street.

Many of the existing lights had been damaged during the winter storms at the start of the year when it was unable to take them down due to the lockdown imposed on Boxing Day.

The lights are up and looking good in Invergordon with plans for more in coming years.
The lights are up and looking good in Invergordon with plans for more in coming years.

The new lights are the start of a project to replace all of Invergordon’s Christmas lights over the next two years.

The community council thanked Donnie Calder Electrical, Roy MacGregor and Safety Welding & Lifting Limited, who assisted with inspecting and repairing as many of the old lights as possible.

It also thanked Stuart Bruce of Highland Council's lighting team for his help and advice and Ccouncillor Maxine Smith for securing a contribution from the ward discretionary budget and to Mark Lancaster at Invergordon Distillery for accepting delivery of the new lights on its behalf.

The lights are now illuminated, starting the port town's countdown to the festive season.

It's understood a tree will follow suit in the coming days.

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