Local News for Friday 9th December 2016
Lights on for Christmas
Stornoway Amenity Trust’s big Christmas lights switch-on ceremony is tonight, with the switch being thrown by Nicolson Institute pupil Alice Macmillan, multiple gold badge winner at this year’s Royal National Mòd. The celebrations start with a Christmas character dash and fun run at 6.20pm, with prizes for winners and for best costumes. The entertainment includes Lewis Pipe Band, the Lewis and Harris junior concert band, dancers and carol singing. There’ll be road closures in the town centre tonight with closed roads around Perceval Squae, from the Crown Hotel to Scoytland Street and out to Bayhead from 6pm. Joining in the celebrations are Martin’s Memorial Church, with carols and hot drinks, Pointers youth drop-in, where Santa will be in residence, and a range of charity and craft stalls in the Town Hall.