‘Fantastic’ night for Tobermory Christmas lights switch-on

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The community of Tobermory gathered on Friday night for the annual Christmas lights switch-on.

The honour of turning on the lights this year fell to Alec Livingstone – a street sweeper who was described as being an ‘absolute credit’ to the community.

The event is self-funded by the community, with everyone doing their bit.

Oban South and the Isles Councillor Mary-Jean Devon said: ‘He is an absolute credit to us because of the hard work he does keeping our town tidy.’

Speaking about the night, Mary-Jean said: ‘It was fantastic. It was the whole community coming together. Other communities should take a leaf out of our book.’

Shops stayed open late to accompany the event, with some offering a 50 per cent discount.

There were performances by the high school pipe band and the Natural Voices Choir.

The Christmas tree was donated by Duffy Skylining.