Oh, Christ­mas tree oh, Christ­mas tree

Argyllshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

Ex­cite­ment is mount­ing in Mid Ar­gyll vil­lages as Santa pre­pares for the big night.

Lights are be­ing mounted, trees are be­ing raised and par­ents are hid­ing sus­pi­cious pack­ages.

Ahead of the switch­ing on of the Christ­mas lights on Fri­day Novem­ber 30 at 7.30pm, Lochgilp­head’s tree has been de­liv­ered to The Front Green. This tree, as well as trees do­nated to Camp­bel­town, Tar­bert and Ar­dr­ishaig, were do­nated by RDS Forestry. There were ru­mours of tree sab­o­tage in Ar­dr­ishaig, how­ever. A large chunk of the tip of the tree had been lopped off, leav­ing nowhere to place an an­gel or star. Had the beavers ex­tended their habi­tat down the Cri­nan Canal? Ap­par­ently not. Sher­lock can put away his deer stalker be­cause it seems the cul­prit was a mem­ber of coun­cil staff while at­tempt­ing to erect the tree.

Dont panic though, RDS Forestry is re­plac­ing the tree and say it is look­ing for­ward to see­ing it dec­o­rated for the Ar­dr­ishaig switch on Fri­day De­cem­ber 7 at 5pm.

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Ar­dr­ishaig’s orig­i­nal Christ­mas tree has had a bad day.

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Lochgilp­head’s Christ­mas Tree.

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