Thursday, 23 October 2008
Ayr Town Centre Christmas lights all set to banish gloom
THE gloom that is perhaps being felt in some quarters at the present time will be well and truly dispelled next month as the Christmas lights are switched on in Ayr Town Centre.
South Ayrshire Council Provost Winifred Sloan (pictured below) will switch on the Christmas lights at a star studded event in Wellington Square in Ayr that starts at 3pm on Sunday 23 November 2008.
Speaking about the event, Provost Sloan said: “I would encourage everyone to make a note in their diary to come along to the event, which is absolutely free.
“This is a real family event, with something for people of all ages. The fun starts at 3pm and I will switch the lights on at 5pm.
“We have lined up some great entertainment. The Macdonald Brothers will be there, along with the Red Hot Chilli Pipers, DeVille, Magic Malky and the Paul McKenna Band.
“If you live in South Ayrshire, or know that you will be in Ayr on that date, come along, join in the fun and have a great time.”
Ayrshire Cancer Support are holding their Ayrshire Santa Dash, a 5km charity fun run and walk on the same day. This will start at the Citadel in Ayr and finish up at Wellington Square. Those taking part will be dressed in Santa suits, adding a real touch of colour to the festivities. Anyone who would like further information about the Ayrshire Santa Dash should telephone 01563 538008.
This year, for the first time, there will be a mobile LED screen in Wellington Square showing the event.
* * *
There are currently 375 Ayrshire business stories permanently archived on this site. To locate those of most interest to you, please use the site search facility in the top left hand corner of this page. Type your search term in the white box, then click “SEARCH BLOG”.
* * *