Words by Alice Maxwell, photos by Mairi Simpson
Santa’s Sparkle was a great success this weekend. Santa and his elves arrived at The High School in style on the back of a tractor, heralded by the pipe band and a lone viking. Three bemused alpacas looked on from outside the High School, wondering why they were not pulling Santa’s sleigh, but were content to be fed titbits and stroked by local children.
Once safely inside his grotto Santa generously gave presents to the starry-eyed children who had eagerly queued up to meet him.
Stalls included wonderful handmade arts and crafts, locally made foods, (what a lot of local talent there is!) raffles and tombolas. And a chance to meet up and chat with old friends over tea and cake while listening to local children playing harp.
The Dance Arran Kids Group put on a stunning performance of dance routines from Sparkle and Shine The Nativity Movie, along with a dance from the movie Moana.
Arran’s Soul Choir made a rousing appearance with some Christmassy and catchy tunes under the guidance of Mr Dickey.
This was followed by the talented singer Megan Green singing Wonderwall.
In the evening the Christmas tree lights were turned on accompanied by two trombonists playing Christmas carols and of course the top class fireworks display sponsored by Lamlash Improvements.
How lovely to have Christmas back again and A Merry Christmas to you all.