On Thursday 5th December, there will be no Christmas lights in any of the streets of Stornoway. Only the Christmas tree in Perceval Square will be lit as a token gesture to the fact that the year is nearly over. After we lost some of the inter island flights and primary schools, we are now facing the dullest and most dismal prospect in years. Christmas spirit? Well, the only spirits around this year will be the ones in a bottle <chokes>.
Hey, AL, don’t be such a misery guts. Santa will be in his grotto in
the former WeeW store, the pipeband will play for a quarter of an hour
in the town centre and the shops are open late that day. December 5th?
That’s the eve of the nameday of St Nicholas, Santa Claus. Ach, I’m sure
everybody will have a whale of a time.Here are a few pics from Xmas
decorations from years gone by…