Thursday, June 27, 2019
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Portree could have a brand new Christmas tree - and lights all year round - if plans from a local organisation go ahead.

Portree Community Events Group is currently fundraising to provide the tree, lights and festive celebrations for all the family.

The organisation stated: "Highland Council no longer has a dedicated budget to provide Christmas trees and lights. Communities must now fund their own. Our plans are ambitious. We want to provide decorations and celebrations that will make Portree and Skye proud. We’re very exited about creating a memorable festive event that we can build on in future years.

"Initial costs will be high. We need around £10,000 to buy a tree and street lights but we hope these will light up our Christmases for many years to come. Some of the lights may be used to brighten the village all year round."

The group have encouraged anyone with ideas for fundraising to get in touch.  

The Just Giving page is live here.

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