Highlands & Islands

Ullapool unveils 9m high fishing creel Christmas tree

Creel tree Image copyright Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Image caption Ullapool's creel tree

A village on the shores of a west Highlands sea loch is celebrating Christmas with a 9m (29.5ft) "tree" made from fishing gear.

The tree, made from creels used for catching shellfish, has become a tradition in Ullapool since it was first constructed in 2016.

This year's harbour-side decoration has been made using 340 creels.

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Creel tree Image copyright Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Image caption The tree is 9m tall
Creel tree Image copyright Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Image caption More than 300 creels were used to build the festive decoration
Creel tree Image copyright Jane Barlow/PA Wire
Image caption The creel tree was first made in 2016

All images copyright of Jane Barlow/PA Wire.

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