Farewell to Earlston’s leading light Harry

Harry Cummins, chairman and a founding member of the Earlston Christmas Lights Committee, is leaving the committee after 15 years' service.  Committee members present him with a couple of gifts in recognition of the hard work and dedication he has shown over the years to make Earlston's the "Best lights in the Borders".

Harry Cummins, chairman and a founding member of the Earlston Christmas Lights Committee, is leaving the committee after 15 years' service. Committee members present him with a couple of gifts in recognition of the hard work and dedication he has shown over the years to make Earlston's the "Best lights in the Borders".

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One of the Borders’ most festively illuminated towns has lost its leading light.

Harry Cummins, chairman and a founding member of the Earlston Christmans Lights Committee is standing down and leaving the committee after 15 years of service.

And now the lights committee is looking for some new bright sparks.

The group of volunteers turn out each Saturday morning from late October to December to get the lights ready for the big switch-on.

New volunteers are being sought to assist with new ideas and fundraising activities to make the lights bigger and better for 2016.

The team will be taking lights down from 9am on Saturday, January 9, and all new volunteers are welcome.