Ideas wanted for Montrose Christmas light switch-on


Montrose Community Council says it would like to hear any ideas residents, business or groups may have for this year’s Christmas light switch-on.

Currently there is no plan for the turning on of the festive lights in the town.

The community council has been nominated by Angus Council as the point of contact for the switch-on as they have been fundraising for Christmas lights in the burgh.

Organisers of the Christmas Spectacular on December 12 and 13 say they would have liked to have had the light switch-on at their event but it was felt that would be too late in the season.

Previous Montrose Community Council chairman Mark Cessford said: “Angus Council wanted one contact for the Christmas lights for all the burghs as it one team who switch them on across the county.

“The reason for this is so that two burghs are not competing for the day same day to have their lights switched on.

“If any residents, businesses, organisations or groups have any ideas we’d love to hear them.

“I look forward to being overwhelmed by creative and realistic suggestions from the local community.

‘‘This community is not just Montrose, but those of Ferryden, Hillside and the rural areas.

“I would also wish to extend my best wishes to those behind the Spectacular and look forward to the event that they are planning.

“If the organisers have any suggestions for the Christmas light switch-on we would welcome them.”

Mr Cessford added if they received more than one suggestion they will all be considered.

If you have a suggestion please email Montrose Community Council at