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A fireworks display brought the Leverburgh Christmas lights event to a close. Photograph: Kenny Macleod

Leverburgh was awash with a festive glow on Saturday (December 2) as the village came together to enjoy the switching on of its Christmas lights.

Held at the Leverburgh Community Hub and Harris Community Co-op, the event also saw a well attended Santa's grotto and opportunity to explore the new hub, which opened in the summer, as well explore the South Harris Historical Society.

Mulled wine and mince pies were available, and pupils from the local school sang an array of songs before Santa himself turned on the lights. The day finished with a fireworks display.

Leverburgh lit up for the Christmas season. Photograph: Kenny Macleod

A joint organisational effort between Leverburgh RNLI and the Leverhulme Community Hub, the day also brought in £400 of donations which will divided equally between the two charities.

Catriona MacLennan, Station Manager at Leverburgh RNLI said: "We would like to thank everyone for coming out on the day. While we are pleased to have raised some much needed funds, the aim of the day was really to bring people together.

"We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy festive season."