VIP drops into Tobermory lifeboat station

Santa at Tobermory Lifeboat Station.

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Tobermory RNLI hosted Santa Claus on Friday November 29, raising £430 for the town Christmas lights fund.

Prior to the arrival of the special visitor, Santa’s elves worked hard to transform the lifeboat station garage into a festive grotto. Santa arrived just before the switching on of Tobermory’s Christmas lights and in the next two hours met 126 children to give them early Christmas presents.

Upstairs, there was more Yuletide fun with biscuit decorating for the youngsters and mulled wine for the grown-ups.

Speaking exclusively from his base in Lapland, Santa said: ‘It was lovely to take time out of my busy schedule to meet the boys and girls from Tobermory and the Isle of Mull. They all told me that they have been very good this year.

‘Thanks to all the grown-ups for donating to such a great local cause. The Tobermory Christmas lights will be a helpful navigational aid when I’m back on Mull on my sleigh on Christmas Eve.

‘A big thank you, too, to my very special helpers from the fundraising group. Ho ho ho!’