2nd of December 2012
After returning from an excellent Christmas dinner with the Wigtownshire Ramblers at the
Tigh Na Mara hotel in Sandhead,
I ventured out for the Christmas Lights switch on in Newton Stewart.
The first picture I get is of the Queen of Galloway on her sleigh in Dashwood Square.
Here's our tree.
The procession heads down Albert Street to the main shopping area of Victoria Street.
It's a cold night, but there are still a few stalls out.
I take some video as the leader of the Community Council counts down to the switch on.
It's a cold night, but it hasn't yet snowed, however the kids are delighted when suddenly the snow arrives out of a pipe on the Galloway Arms Hotel.
I'm also in the line of snow where I sit.
It's a colourful display.....
.............and a good turn out for such a cold night.
Not too many on the dance floor, but those that did had a hooley.
And the band played on.
I sat down for Folsom Prison Blues and Suspicious Minds.
That was quite a nice ceremony, but I never got to taste the mulled wine. I couldn't find it.
So there you have it, it's officially Christmas time here in Newton Stewart.