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The days may be short and dreary but there was plenty of light in the Cathedral Church of St Moluag when the Christmas tree lights were turned on during the service on Sunday December 15.
From sheep to lighthouses to tubes of paint, musical notes and crocheted shuttlecocks, the islanders were ever more inventive in the decoration of their trees.
After the service the congregation enjoyed mince pies as well as adding prayers to the prayer tree or taking a moment to light as candle at the memory tree in remembrance of a loved one.
The primary school drew round their hands and created a wonderful green friendship tree, where even the star was hands held together.
Eat your heart out Argyll Square in Oban – on December 16 the tall tree went up outside the church ready for the festival weekend – this weekend, on December 21, from 11am to 3pm, and December 22, from 1.30-3pm – with delicious refreshments available.
Young and old pulled together to create a dazzling spectacle. The church will be lit, too, on Christmas eve too from 9pm ready for the midnight service.
The first Christmas tree festival on the island has certainly been a stunner.