VIDEO: Santa tries out tractor power on Bute nursery visit

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Everyone on Bute knows it’s sensible to have a back-up in place in case your travel plans go wrong - and, as we found out on a visit to Apple Tree Nursery in Rothesay on Friday, that’s something Santa knows all about too.

Instead of using his reindeer and sleigh to visit the pre-5 children at the nursery in Mackinlay Street, Santa decided that just in case Dasher, Donner, Prancer, Blitzen and co aren’t well on Christmas Eve, he’d better rehearse his Plan B - namely Rothesay resident Archie Stewart and his tractor and trailer.

The entourage, complete with twinkling fairy lights, rolled in to the nursery to be greeted by a gathering of excited children at the gate - and after a chorus of Jingle Bells from the children, Mr and Mrs Claus were welcomed into the nursery to hand out Christmas gifts to all the youngsters present.




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