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Craigmillar lights up the Christmas period

Group Of Local Children In Front Of The Christmas Tree In Craigmillar

Craigmillar officially kick-started the festive period with a spectacular Christmas event filled with cheer and a sense of Community.   

The Community of Craigmillar was abuzz with festivities last night as Scottish National Party MP, Tommy Sheppard, made a welcomed appearance to switch on the Christmas lights. However, the magic didn’t peak with the big switch on. The children of Craigmillar also enjoyed the heart-warming singing of Haystack Nursery and a special visit from Santa, Mrs Claus, and their world-famous sleigh! 

This was a real moment for the Community - seeing Places for People Scotland collaborate with contractors and Community Partners to make the event a reality, with local supermarkets and The Mission Café kindly donating a selection of delicious food and boxes.   

But the Community spirit didn’t end there, Places for People Scotland colleagues have also been busy fundraising to ensure local children receive a gift over the Christmas period – bringing a well-needed sense of camaraderie to the neighbourhood.    

Ciara Toland, the Head of Neighbourhoods for Places for People Scotland, said: “Christmas is a time for the whole Community to come together and share some festive cheer after an undoubtedly challenging year. As a local housing provider, we are determined to ensure that our Customers have not only a good home, but a strong Community that supports them to thrive.   

We believe that coming together to celebrate and have fun is a vital element of Community cohesion and inclusion.”   

She added, “I want to thank local leaders and our generous partners from across Craigmillar for supporting this fantastic event, which has brought a little bit of the magic of Christmas to many peoples' lives.”

Craigmillar Residents Enjoying Some Refreshments After The Switch On
Local Residents At Thursday Night39s Switch On
Local Children At The Christmas Light Switch On In Craigmillar