Roy­aly Burgh lit up for Christ­mas

Two page pic­ture spe­cial from the lights switch-on

Rutherglen Reformer - - Front Page - Dou­glas Dickie

Christ­mas time of­fi­cially ar­rived in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang at the week­end with the an­nual light switch- on events.

Both events were packed, with the re­spec­tive Main Streets be­ing trans­formed into win­ter won­der­lands.

Ruther­glen was first to wel­come the fes­tive sea­son on Satur­day. The crowd were en­ter­tained by the Christ­mas Chart­buster show who per­formed pop hits as well as some well-known Christ­mas num­bers. Lan­de­mer Queen Lucy Carr was joined on­stage by Santa Claus him­self, as well as Provost Eileen Lo­gan, to flick the switch and turn on the lights.

The Chart­busters were back in Cam­bus­lang the next day to keep the crowd warm be­fore Provost Lo­gan turned on the lights.

Both events were hosted by ra­dio DJ, Gina McKie.

Among the rev­ellers was James Kelly MSP, who said: “It was great to see good crowds turn­ing out for the Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang Christ­mas lights switch ons. Peo­ple en­tered into the spirit of the events and this cre­ated a fes­tive at­mos­phere.”

Res­i­dents also gave the events the thumbs-up on our so­cial me­dia pages.

Res­i­dents gave the events the thumbs-up on our so­cial me­dia pages.

On Face­book, An­dria Rhodes said: “was a great night at ruther­glen.”

And Natalie Suther­land wrote: “My daugh­ter Dakota was very ex­cited by the Christ­mas tree hand­ing out sweet­ies at Cam­bus­lang yes­ter­day!”

This week we’ve got pic­tures from the Ruther­glen event. Look out next week when we’ll have more great snaps from Cam­bus­lang.

Carol singing The Christ­mas Chart­busters Show per­formed fes­tive favourites Fes­tive fun Young­sters had a great time Big smiles One of the dec­o­ra­tions on Main Street Stage is set The main stage gets ready to flick the switch

Pretty in pink Singers from the Christ­mas Chart­busters Show

Won­der of the sea­son Rev­ellers had a great time on the Main Street

All smiles The lights event got a thumbs-up from this lot

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