Blairgowrie and Rattray Illuminations

Updated: 10:52 Sunday 17 May - information changing daily at the moment so do check with the group direct.

We would like to thank the following for their support during the Christmas Lights and associated events. Their support is very much appreciated as it makes the job of the volunteers much easier.

For allowing electricity supplies to be connected to their premises(mostly donated):

  • David Scott (Blairgowrie) Ltd
  • R Doig & Sons
  • Nickel and Dime
  • Scoop n Shake
  • Euan Laing Joinery
  • Wee Coffee Shop
  • Masonic Lodge
  • Subway Blairgowrie
  • Ann Currie
  • The Workbasket
  • Davidson Chemists
  • The Dome
  • Hodge Solicitors
  • Crown Bar
  • Edinburgh Woollen Mill
  • Mr & Mrs Patton
  • Hammer God Tattoos
  • Warpweftweave Studio
  • Social Work Dept(Rattray)
  • the Balmoral Hotel
  • Canine Cuts
  • Rattray Church and
  • PKC Lighting Department.

Financial Donations:

  • Blairgowrie, Rattray & Alyth Quiz League
  • Kate Fleming
  • Graham Edwards CA
  • Blairgowrie & Rattray Highland Games
  • Roy Sim
  • W M Coupar
  • John Gray
  • All Things Fair
  • Field & Forest Engineering
  • Hodge Solicitors
  • Cornerstone Deli
  • Piob Mhor
  • Victor & Sons
  • Norman Laing & Co
  • Miller Gerrard
  • J Crockart & Son
  • Cunningham Carpets
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • McNabs Solicitors
  • TSB, J & J Howe
  • J B Corrie & Co Ltd
  • Ladybank Tyres
  • Blair’s Laundry
  • Robert Gray Carpets
  • Graham Environmental
  • Graham Smith Gas Services
  • Castle Water
  • The Old Cross Inn
  • The Lyric Choir
  • The Rotary Club
  • Co-Op (Perth Street)
  • Mr & Mrs Galloway
  • Tesco Bags of Help.

Other donations:

  • Algo (Blairgowrie) Ltd (cherry Pickers)
  • JSR Transport (curtainsider)
  • Tayside Contracts and Sign Shop (access to yard and power to container)
  • SCYD (help at switch-on)
  • Stewart Tanner (forklift)
  • Matthew McIntyre (forklift) Henry Church (Christmas Tree)
  • Robert Smith Contractors (help with Christmas tree, storage of sleigh, driving sleigh)
  • Tayside Police
  • First Aid Perthshire
  • Tesco (allowing us to have a raffle)
  • Mark Low (forklift)
  • Blairgowrie & Rattray Community Council and
  • The Old Cross Inn (meeting room)

Refreshments during erection/dismantling lights:

  • The Cateran Café
  • The Trefoil Guild
  • Number Thirty One and
  • The Old Cross Inn.

Performers at the switch-on for coming out on a cold day:

  • Blair Bells
  • the Lyric Choir
  • Happy Feet Dancers
  • Blairgowrie & Rattray Drum Corps
  • Newhill Primary School Choir
  • AJ Macgregor for piping the Rattray parade down to the Wellmeadow and
  • Brenda Kerr for leading us all in a festive sing-a-long.

A HUGE THANK YOU to all the volunteers who came out to help with the Tesco Raffle, the erection and dismantling of the lights, the Switch-on and the Santa Sleigh and finally to the residents, voluntary organisations and businesses of Blairgowrie and Rattray for coming out to support our events and contributing to our funds to help us continue the good work we do in making Blairgowrie and Rattray a brighter place to be over the festive period.

Volunteers always needed to help with fundraising events and putting up/dismantling the lights. If you would like to volunteer, please fill in the form below.

 

* Required {module_ccsecurity} Taking minutes
Writing brief reports
Liaising with the council
Banking and monitoring funds
Ordering materials
Grant applications
Writing letters requesting funding and thank you letters

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Main Contact: Margaret Wotherspoon

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