Kids invited to festive parade and tree switch on

STAFFIN youngsters have been invited take part in a festive parade and big Christmas tree switch on.

This year’s Christmas tree in Portree will be illuminated on Monday night (December 1).

Any children who wish to participate in the lantern parade before the switch on should meet at the Portree Community Centre at 5.30pm. The youth pipe band will then lead the procession to Somerled Square for the start of the Christmas festivities.

There will be entertainment in Somerled Square before the lights go on and Santa is also expected to make an appearance. Mulled wine and mice pies will be served up and plenty of balloons have been promised. Everybody is welcome.