Seahouses festive display is in doubt

A crowd-pulling event in Seahouses is in doubt this year due to a funding shortage.

Thursday, 17th May 2018, 09:03 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th May 2018, 10:05 am
Seahouses Christmas Lights. Picture by Jane Coltman

Seahouses festive lights and a Christmas Eve fireworks display have been a crowd-puller since they began in 2022.

The cost of the lights display has increased over the years and, despite the team’s best efforts, many of the current features now require replacement, due to the effects of a salty atmosphere and severe winter weather.

The team needs to raise approximately £10,000, if the lights are to be shining again this Christmas.

They are doing all they can to attract donations and funding from a variety of sources, including grants, but they urgently need support from local businesses, tourism and individuals, and all donations will be very welcome.

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Group chairman Ian Clayton added, “I am afraid it is make or break time, the community must decide if they want festive lights or not. I cannot stress too greatly that the situation has become critical.

“Replacement equipment is expensive, and we are doing everything we can to obtain the best deals from our suppliers. However, without more financial support, we will simply not be able to put on a display this year.”

To support the project, visit www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/seahousesfestivelights

The team of volunteers has grown over the years, but some more younger helpers would still be very welcome. All of the team give their time, use of the vehicles and their tools, freely. Many hours of work go into providing the stunning displays.