THE Christmas spirit finally arrived in Queensferry last week when the town’s festive lights were switched on.
The Christmas in Queensferry event began with Father Christmas on his sleigh leading the procession along the town’s main thoroughfare.
Before an estimated crowd in excess of 1000 what followed was a selection of musical entertainment from various local groups, from choirs of primary school children to brass bands all performing a variety of festive carols and songs.
Also attending the event were Edinburgh’s Lord and Lady Provost’s George and Elizabeth Grubb, councillor Norman Work, who acted as MC and the Reverend David Cameron.
The honour of switching on this year’s festive lights was given to former Queensferry community police officer Diane Brown, who recently retired from Lothian and Borders Police. Also helping her out was Ferry Fair Queen Amy Hamilton Peters.
Organiser of the Christmas in Queens-ferry pageant were happy with the turn-out for the event and wished to thank everyone who made the effort to come along. Keith Giblett, chairman of the organising committee said: “The weather was kind to us. Thanks must go to Rotary Club of South Queensferry for Santa’s sleigh and stewarding, all our sponsors and to Orocco Pier for a great fireworks display.”
He added: “It was a great event and thanks to the community for their support and to the Christmas in Queens- ferry committee who worked tirelessly raising funds, procuring new decorations, working with the city council and community to help organise this event.”
The winner of the best dressed window, organised by Queensferry Ambition, was Maisies Boutique.