Details confirmed for Bute’s Christmas lights ceremonies

Rothesay's Christmas lights will be switched on at a community event in Guildford Square at 4pm on Friday, December 5, 2014.
Rothesay's Christmas lights will be switched on at a community event in Guildford Square at 4pm on Friday, December 5, 2014.

Details have been announced for the switching-on of the Christmas lights displays in Port Bannatyne and Rothesay.

The Port’s lights will be lit up on Saturday, November 29 [not Friday 28th as reported in the latest issue of The Buteman - apologies!], with carol singing by pupils from North Bute Primary from 7pm and a visit from Santa following the illumination of the village Christmas tree and the lights display along the seafront.

In Rothesay, the switching-on ceremony will take place at 4pm on Friday, December 5 in Guildford Square, with Rothesay Academy’s school captains, Lex Elliott and Marjorie Hogarth, doing the honours and Douglas ‘Big Dougie’ Lyle providing the entertainment.

The ‘Merry Christmas Isle of Bute’ sign which formerly hung above the gap site in the square has been moved to a new home on Rothesay pier, looking in towards the town from the north-west corner of the inner harbour, due to the development of the gap site by local firm George Hanson Building Contractors.