New event shines a light on Gorebridge

Main Street, Gorebridge, soon to be covered in Christmas lights
Main Street, Gorebridge, soon to be covered in Christmas lights

The first Gorebridge Winter Festival will take place this year with a series of events planned and new Christmas lights for Main Street.

Organised by the Gorebridge Community Council, Gorebridge Cares and the Gorebridge Community Development Trust, the £10,250 festival kicks-off on December 6 with a lights switch-on event.

Community council chairman Eddie Robertson explained how it came about.

He said: “Last year we thought the lights were very poor. We felt that they weren’t fit for purpose. And of course the council hasn’t got any money to repair them.

“So I said let’s try and raise money to get better ones.

“We got a grant from Awards for All of £10,000 and we raised another wee bit.

“We have spent most of that on lights but there is more money there.

“The lights are arriving this week so we will have them ready for the switch-on event on December 6 at Hunter Square. They will be on display on Main Street from the bank at the bottom up to Hunter Square, then we will have another one or two to go up a bit further up the road.”

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