Despite heading into February, you could be forgiven for thinking that it were still Christmas in Fraserburgh, the town’s Christmas lights still hanging and still on.
Large banners wishing Fraserburgh folk a ‘Merry Christmas’ on behalf of local businesses are still being lit each night, several weeks on from Christmas itself.
Folklore suggests that if Christmas decorations are not taken down by the 12th night after Christmas, the wrath of bad luck would be incurred.
A spokesperson for Aberdeenshire Council told the Fraserburgh Herald that it was the responsibility of the applicant for removing Christmas lights from the town.
In November, 2012, councillors approved new street lighting, bunting and hanging baskets policy which “should be sympathetic to the demands placed on voluntary groups.”