Touch of festive cheer as Corpach’s Christmas lights are switched on

A small, socially distanced crowd attended the switch on of the Christmas tree lights at Kilmallie Community Centre. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos NO F49 Kilmallie lights switch on
A small, socially distanced crowd attended the switch on of the Christmas tree lights at Kilmallie Community Centre. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos NO F49 Kilmallie lights switch on

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Committee members of the Kilmallie Christmas Lights Fund met last week to switch on the Corpach Christmas tree lights.

Unfortunately, due to Covid restrictions on mass gatherings, it was not possible to organise the usual popular switch-on ceremony this year.

The group felt, however, that this Christmas, more than any other, it was important to have some lights and festive cheer.

Two trees have been kindly donated and erected, one at Corpach and the other at Banavie, and it is hoped more lights will be in place on lamposts later this week.

The Kilmallie Christmas lights are provided by a small group of volunteers from Corpach and Banavie who give up their time throughout the year to organise the display.

Highland Coincil used to provide Christmas decorations but since 2013, due to financial cuts, communities have had to make their own arrangements.

The Kilmallie group is entirely dependent on public donations and has received strong support from local organisations and individuals in the past.

Unfortunately, a major fundraising event had to be cancelled this year and consequently funds are very much depleted.

Any contributions, however small, would be much appreciated. Contact  kclfsecretary@gmail.com or contribute via the collection bucket in Corpach Co-op.

CAPTION: A small, socially-distanced crowd attended the switch on of the Christmas tree lights at Kilmallie Community Centre. Photograph: Iain Ferguson, alba.photos

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