South Queensferry shines bright thanks to Rotary Club

Christmas in Queensferry ceremony to switch on the lights.
Christmas in Queensferry ceremony to switch on the lights.

A generous donation from a former rotary club president meant the prospects of a sparkling Christmas lights display shone even brighter in South Queensferry.

Outgoing president Charles Fletcher gifted £2000 to organisers of the event when he left his role at the Rotary Club of South Queensferry.

He said: “The Rotary Club funded the first ever Christmas lights in Queensferry many years ago and I thought it only fitting that Rotary should help to continue this tradition which has brought so much joy in the festive season.”

Christmas in Queensferry is organised by a small group of local volunteers who raise funds to maintain and add to the Christmas lighting display, erect and dismantle the decorations and organise the event for the lights switch-on, which is planned for Thursday, November 26.

Keith Giblett, chairman of the organising committee, said thanks to Mr Fletcher’s donation, there could be a few surprises this year.

He said: “We are indebted to local volunteers for helping with installing and removing the decorations. It’s a very traditional Christmas event but we are hoping to deliver some lighting improvements this year.”

Current president of the rotary club, Kate Gibb, said: “Christmas is a time when Rotary reaches out to the people of Queensferry. Santa’s Sleigh is a major fund-raiser and every penny is spent on projects in the local community.”

For more information about the event, visit www.christmasinqueensferry.org