The big Christmas lights switch-on in Stornoway town centre is set to go ahead tonight (Friday December 7th), despite the rough weather, with an amended programme to help keep everyone dry.
 
Organisers said the Christmas switch-on had gone to ‘plan B’, with all the events going ahead within the Town Hall, plus added activities indoors.
 
 
 
The Town Hall doors open at 4.30pm with a wide variety of local craft stalls.
 
There will be no Santa dash or parade, but from 6.45pm Lewis Pipe Band will kick off a programme of entertainment inside the Town Hall which will include singers, dancers and special guests George and Peppa Pig and Minnie and Mickey Mouse.
 
Santa’s grotto will be open as planned at Pointers and the Christmas lights switch-on will take place between 7 and 8pm, with prizes for the best window display presented in the Town Hall.
 
Stornoway Amenity Trust’s Tony Robson said: “We won’t cancel Christmas because of the weather, but we do have to take into account people’s safety. Almost everything we  had planned for the evening is still going to be there – just indoors.
 
“It’ll still be a great night, so bring the family, come along and support it!”