Christmas lights in Montrose will be switched on

Christmas lights in Montrose will be switched on this winter
Christmas lights in Montrose will be switched on this winter

Montrosians have been concerned that there was doubt over whether the Christmas lights would be switched on this year, but the Review can confirm they will be twinkling away this December as they do every year

The installation of the lights and whether the Christmas extravaganza would go ahead this year was discussed at Montrose Together Partnership meeting on September 2.

It was noted at the meeting that Christmas lights may no longer be put up in Montrose due to a lack of volunteers.

However, Peter Davies, chairman of the Montrose Together Partnership, assures the lights will be switched on this winter.

He said: “The Christmas lights will stay the same and will be going ahead as normal this December.

“There is no problem with the lights this year because we made a three-year agreement in 2010 with Angus Council that Christmas lights would be put up in Montrose.”

This year’s Christmas lights switch will be flicked on Thursday, December 5.

Whether there will be an official switch on for the festive decorations is still to be confirmed. They have previously been switched on by the Montrose Business Association.