Achievement Bute prepares for Christmas

Achievement Bute's Christmas Eve efforts surely put everyone in the festive spirit on Friday – with Mrs Claus keeping the fires burning in the grotto at the studio in Castle Street.

Local children spent the day making reindeer food, sleighbells, having stories read to them, and their picture taken with the lovely Mrs Claus, before venturing out into the cold to sing Christmas songs to passers-by.

Santa's elves and helpers kept things moving along, making sure everyone was involved and having fun – and it looked like the mums and dads who'd come along were enjoying themselves too.