Rotary early birds to light up Berwick for Christmas-time

Volunteers from Berwick Rotary Club will be up long before the crack of dawn on Sunday to put up its festive lights.

Saturday, 18th November 2017, 7:14 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 6:40 am
Christmas Tree in Marygate

The club will also erect a huge Christmas tree outside the former Advertiser office on Marygate.

Its lights on the Royal Tweed Bridge and Scotsgate arch have provided an attractive welcome to visitors to the town for several years.

Christmas lights on the Royal Tweed Bridge

It remains to be seen whether the bridge lights will suffer the same fate as the street lights on one side of the bridge which have been out of action in recent weeks

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There have been power supply issues on the bridge for several years now.

Meanwhile, the club is encouraging local residents to enter its new competition to design a Christmas card for 2018.

The club has decided it will produce Christmas cards as a fund-raising initiative and is inviting keen photographers and artists to submit their entries.

Christmas lights on the Royal Tweed Bridge

The subject should be relevant to Berwick and your own original work.

There are three age groups: Up to nine years; nine to 15 years; 15 years and over.

You may submit more than one entry. Include name, address, age and contact details. The closing date is March 30.

Post to: Moira Thompson, Boathouse, Chain Bridge, Horncliffe, TD15 2XT pr email