Kirrie’s Christmas lights appeal

The new Peter Pan feature light.
The new Peter Pan feature light.

The local campaign to fund Kirrie’s Christmas light display is now really picking up steam.

After a successful quiz night in Café Eck’s, a great bag packing afternoon in the Co-op and some very generous donations from local businesses the total raised now stands at £1300.

The fundraising team, organised by the Kirriemuir and Dean Area Partnership, is now hard at work on their next event.

The volunteers have been busy dropping letters all over the town to let people know about the race night they have planned for Saturday, September 17 in the Northmuir Hall.

There are options to buy tickets for the event, sponsor a race or spend £3 on being a horse owner. Tickets are priced at £10 and includes the Race Night, entertainment from Sonnet 65 and a light supper. Tickets can be booked by phoning Brian Laing on 07793314409 or Heather Kelly on 01575 574796.

The lights team is also asking for local community groups to get creative.

They are producing a calendar along the theme of the twelve days with Christmas, and are looking for groups to buy a month for their organisation and supply the relevant picture.

For example January will be the first day of Christmas with a partridge in a pear tree. For more details and to reserve a month for your group please email

Please note this project is being organised by the Kirriemuir and Dean Area Partnership, not DD8 Music as we reported earlier.

The partnership is a local charity made up of representatives from various local community groups and businesses. As well as the Christmas lights it is responsible for the Dementia friendly Kirriemuir project in the old access office, and the flower planters in various positions around the town.

The money raised will go towards the installation and maintenance of Kirriemuir’s Christmas lights. This will include three new lights this year, including two that have been designed by children from Northmuir and Southmuir Primary schools in a design competition, and a new feature light of Peter Pan that will be situated in the Square.