The Arrival of the Christmas Tree

By Jane Cruickshank / November 25, 2021
taken from very high - red Manitou truck and Santa look alike

WORK got underway today to put Stonehaven’s Christmas tree in place at the Market Square.

The big lift

Donated by Rickarton Estates, this year’s tree is a particularly bushy specimen – but a gang of volunteers from the community council, STP, Horizon Group, Fireball Association and the Lions were on hand to help guide it into position.

Right a bit

As the weather forecast is for high winds tomorrow (Friday) the team have allowed themselves an additional day to complete the lighting and decorations. This means the partial closure of the Square has been extended until Sunday, when it is hoped to hold a lighting up ceremony.

Mike Duncan and David Cruickshank help place the lights

Feature image – no it is not Santa – George Reid directs operations with the help of a Manitou provided by Groundwater Lift Trucks Ltd