Shisk­ine shines at Christ­mas

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Shisk­ine and Black­wa­ter­foot have set a shin­ing ex­am­ple of fes­tive spirit this year with their stun­ning dis­play of vil­lage Christ­mas lights and with their char­i­ta­ble col­lec­tion for ArCaS.

Known in­for­mally as the Shisk­ine Sparkle – a col­lec­tion of houses and busi­nesses which take part in a friendly com­pe­ti­tion to brighten up their premises with fes­tive lights and dec­o­ra­tions – the collective il­lu­mi­na­tions be­came a much-vis­ited des­ti­na­tion for vis­i­tors who took their chil­dren to see all of the bright lights and Christ­mas dec­o­ra­tions.

Shin­ing brightly this year, Agnes Mad­den of Shisk­ine won the good na­tured com­pe­ti­tion with a cre­ative dis­play of Santa, elves, snow­men and var­i­ous lights which greeted cars ap­proach­ing Shisk­ine from the String.

Res­i­dents of the Shisk­ine Val­ley, and from fur­ther afield, packed the Kin­loch Ho­tel on Sun­day De­cem­ber 23 to take part in the an­nual bumper Christ­mas Mack­erel Lot­tery which, with the help of two gen­er­ous do­na­tions, raised £1,310 for Ar­ran Can­cer Sup­port to help fund a pal­lia­tive care team for Ar­ran.

Post­ing on so­cial me­dia a ho­tel spokes­woman said: ‘This af­ter­noon you made the Mega Mack­erel Lot­tery the best one yet! We’re not sure we’ve ever had that many peo­ple in the restau­rant and as for the amount of prizes do­nated ... you’re all amaz­ing! We re­ally can­not thank you enough for all of your sup­port.’

Photo Alice Kin­niburgh Photo Jan­ice Small.

Houses through­out Shisk­ine Val­ley have been lit up. A fes­tive wel­come to Shisk­ine was the win­ning dec­o­rated house of Agnes Mad­den. A fes­tive crowd packs the Kin­loch Ho­tel for the an­nual bumper Christ­mas Mack­erel Lot­tery.

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