Covid pulls plug on St Conan’s Christmas Tree festival

Deck the branches with seasonal delights at St Conan's Kirk. 16_T49_conanstreefest03
St Conan's Kirk has cancelled this year's Christmas Tree Festival due to Covid restrictions.

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Disappointed friends of St Conan’s Kirk have pulled the fairy light plug on this year’s Christmas Tree Festival because of humbug Covid.

‘We wanted to let you know that due to the Covid situation, this year’s Christmas Tree Festival cannot go ahead.

‘Indoor events of this type are not currently allowed under the Scotgov routemap and given the current rise in covid cases this is unlikely to change.

‘This is disappointing and we know some people have already started working on their trees. However, we look forward to seeing these and all of you next year,’ said a spokesperson for the Friends group.

On a twinklier note, the dates for the 2021 festival at the kirk in Lochawe have been announced as December 3 to December 5, giving would-be tree designers plenty more time to be inspired for next year.

The annual event regularly pulls in big crowds of visitors who come to admire the decorated trees, with entry fees donated to the kirk’s restoration.