Hundreds give Peterhead lights an officially warm welcome

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Just a few shorts weeks ago it was feared Peterhead would not be blessed with Christmas lights.

But Saturday’s official lights switch-on was greeted by a crowd of around 1,000 delighted wellwishers in Drummer’s Corner.

An emotional Karin McGivern, who helped rescue the stalled ‘Light up Peterhead’ campaign, thanked all those who had donated the much-needed funds to get the lights erected this Christmas.

A proud Karin told us:“To see all those people supporting us and making it a wonderful switch-on really was a very emotional moment.

“My thanks go out to everyone who has supported us - you really did rescue Christmas for Peterhead.”

See next week’s Buchanie for more coverage.