Lights fan­tas­tic bring hun­dreds to Hamil­ton

Char­ity fes­tive dis­play at home is a Christ­mas cracker Com­pe­ti­tion... Com­pe­ti­tion... Com­pe­ti­tion... Com­pe­ti­tion

Hamilton Advertiser - - NEWS - Kirsten Mc­stay

Hun­dreds of peo­ple have trav­elled from across Scot­land to see the house in Hamil­ton which is lit up with thou­sands of Christ­mas lights for char­ity.

Last week, the Ad­ver­tiser went along to Iain Flem­ing’s house in Forth Ter­race to see the grand switch-on, and the fes­tive street party.

But de­spite re­cent hor­ri­ble weather, Iain said that hasn’t stopped peo­ple com­ing from far and wide to see his won­der­ful­lylit home.

He said: “The high winds caused me some is­sues last week. Barely slept for two days, keep­ing an eye on it! I thought the big tree was go­ing to end up tak­ing off, but thank­fully I had se­cured it well!

“I’ve had peo­ple round ev­ery night to see the lights, even in the high winds and rain!”

Dur­ing the switch-on, the Hamil­ton Ad­ver­tiser went live on Face­book to show all of our 19,000 fol­low­ers the ef­fort Iain and his fam­ily went to.

Our Face­book page had peo­ple tun­ing in from all over the world to watch the fes­tiv­i­ties on Forth Ter­race, and our video has been viewed over 25,000 times.

Bette Sto­dart Jack com­mented: “En­joy­ing watch­ing the fun here in Canada.”

Sharon Mclean also tuned in and said: “Watch­ing live from Lan­zarote, it’s amaz­ing!”

Lynn Craig watched the ac­tion and wrote: “Watch­ing Tener­ife, it’s amaz­ing!”

X Fac­tor run­ner-up Nicky Mcdon­ald was also on the scene to sing a few songs, char­ity mas­cot Bella Beat­son was also lov­ing the evening and Santa Claus even stopped by to say hello.

This is the tenth year Iain has lit up his home in aid of char­ity. This year how­ever, he is rais­ing money for the Beat­son Can­cer Char­ity and there are col­lec­tion cans out­side his home.

Iain was de­lighted with the turnout at his first year in Hamil­ton, hav­ing moved to the town re­cently from New­mains.

From the night Iain gath­ered over £600 but you can make fur­ther dona­tions to www. just­giv­ing.com/fundrais­ing/ iainchrist­maslight­dis­play live from

The big switch-on The Forth Ter­race house at­tracted hun­dreds of vis­i­tors

Over­whelmed Iain Flem­ing out­side his house on the evening of the switch-on

Won­der­ful Young­sters love the win­ter won­der­land

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