Alyth is going to be even sparklier this Christmas, thanks to a grant from our Community Projects Fund. The Alyth Christmas Lights Association is investing £2000 in a new Christmas tree centrepiece for the Market Square as well as new stars for Airlie Street. They will replace old lights, many of which have been brightening Alyth’s Christmas for more than 20 years.
The official Christmas lights switch-on in the presence of Santa Claus in late November has been a highlight of the Alyth calendar for more than 30 years, with hundreds of people turning out to enjoy the display.
Lorraine Ogg of the Lights Association said: “The lights are a real feel-good factor for the town. They really cheer everyone up when the winter nights are getting longer and help set the festive mood!”
As well as the centrepiece and stars, the Association is considering other additions to the display, scheduled for the big switch-on on 25 November this year.
ADT’s Community Projects Fund distributes the community benefit funds provided for Alyth by the operators of the Tullymurdoch Windfarm, some five miles north of the town. Applications to the fund are judged by an independent panel of volunteers drawn from across the community. The next deadline for applications to the fund is 15 July. Apply at https://lovealyth.org.uk/projects/alyth-community-projects-fund/