Oh, Christmas tree oh, Christmas tree
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.
Ardrishaig’s original Christmas tree has had a bad day.
Lochgilphead’s Christmas Tree.