Tobermory lights up for Christmas

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Tobermory enjoyed another successful late night shopping and Christmas lights switch-on event on Friday (November 30).

This is the seventh year the event has been held. This year Santa had a new grotto and his helpers had pulled out all the stops to ensure it was a magical evening for all the young visitors.

Tobermory High School Pipe Band provided musical entertainment at the lights switch-on, while the Natural Voices Choir on the island got people into a festive mood with some carol singing round the shops.

The town’s Christmas window competition was a huge hit. This year’s winner was Tobermory Pharmacy.

This year the magic bell was rung and the lights were switched on by the children of Sophie Asher Cattanach, who owns the Isle of Mull Soap Co.

She said: ‘What an honour for the brilliant lights team to ask our boys to ring the magic bell and turn on the lights this year, a memory to keep forever.

‘A huge thank you to everyone who came out in such great spirits to support our local shops as well as local causes, it was again an amazing turn out. We got through 10 litres of mulled wine alone in the soap shop.

‘It was nice to see more and more visitors coming to make a weekend of it – a great boost for the local economy!