Give us just a light-le bit more

LATE: Shops are expected to open late for the festive event, with a fireworks display and more kicking-off from 6pm.
LATE: Shops are expected to open late for the festive event, with a fireworks display and more kicking-off from 6pm.

A final push is underway by a mother and daughter team to secure enough funding to light up Fraserburgh this Christmas.

Carolyn and Emma-Jayne May, who set up campaign group Oor Braw Broch, have raised £2,500 to put up the town Christmas tree this holiday season.

Carolyn said: “We have got enough money in our hands to put up the Christmas tree.

“But we still need to find out how much we need to get insurance and electricians to put up lights.”

The campaigners are still unsure what the total cost will be as they await quotes back that will determine the final price.

The £2,500 was the original target for Oor Braw Broch and Carolyn said it was made possible thanks to “a few generous donations by local businesses.”

However that estimated cost still falls short of the money needed to light the town.

Christmas have been under threat since the Business Association dissolved in April leaving no group in charge of the festive season.

Another Christmas tradition in the Broch currently gathering support to be a part of this year’s season is the late night opening for shops on December 4.

Dennis Forsyth, owner of Cheers bar who would help promote the late night shopping, said: “It means we’re working together and helping each other out.

“It’s a good for the community which is important to me.”