Lights out for Christmas in Kirrie?

Innerleithen Christmas Lights 2012.
Innerleithen Christmas Lights 2012.

Let there be light - that is the appeal to Kirrie businesses in the hope they will come forward to help fund this year’s festive lights.

The Kirriemuir and Dean Area Partnership is appealing to local businesses and community groups to help secure the future of the town’s Christmas light display.

Due to budget restraints Angus Council will not be funding any of the local Christmas lights this year,

The partnership has been looking at various options for the installation and maintenance of the lights, but need the support of the community.

A spokesman said: “If this doesn’t happen then there will be no Christmas lights in Kirriemuir this year.

“Any groups or individuals that feel they might be able to help through sponsorship, volunteering or fundraising are encouraged to come along to a public meeting in Kirrie Connections (the old access office off the Square) on Wednesday, June 8 at 7.30pm or email”

A spokesman for Angus Council said: “We’re pleased that the Kirriemuir and Dean Area Partnership has taken a lead on this and we will continue to offer them support and assistance.

“We hope that, as in other parts of Angus, the community gets behind their efforts.

“Indeed, we would encourage all burgh communities to get involved in delivering their own Christmas lights displays and are ready to provide them with the tailored support they need.”