Highlands & Islands

CalMac ferry 'turns on' Ullapool's Christmas lights

Ullapool sign Image copyright Steven Gourlay
Image caption The ferry MV Loch Seaforth in the background and a lit-up Ullapool sign

A Caledonian MacBrayne ferry has "switched on" Ullapool's Christmas lights.

The MV Loch Seaforth's horn was sounded as it left the village late on Thursday afternoon, signalling the turning on of the lights.

Ullapool has not had a community Christmas lights display before.

The village's display has been organised by community group Ullapool Fire and Light Fund and will feature a Christmas tree created from creels.

The creel tree stands about 16ft tall and has been constructed almost entirely of creels normally used for catching prawns or crabs.

Thursday's switch-on included lights appearing on yachts, dinghies and fishing boats in Ullapool harbour. The display has been funded by a grant and donations.

Image copyright Steven Gourlay
Image caption Ullapool's creel Christmas tree

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