PEOPLE in Castle Douglas need to rally round if the town is to have Christmas lights this year.
That was the message from the community council at its latest meeting.
Members discussed various options and have pledged to help with attempts to bring the festive decorations to King Street this Christmas.
The organisation is hopeful that something can be in place for this year but admit they face a race against the clock to raise the funding in time. The town’s six-year Christmas lights contract with Blachere Illumination expired last year.
The rental cost £1,700 per year and it is estimated that a similar amount is required again.