Ringing in Christmas

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The Highland Parish Church’s bell will be rung at 6pm on Christmas Eve by Santa Claus himself, before he sets off on his whirlwind tour of the world to deliver presents.

Despite varying states of lockdown all over the world, the big man in red has been classed as a key worker, and his elves came out of furlough in the run-up to Christmas.

To thank them for their service and show them they are heroes, as well as uniting the world in a short moment of happiness and togetherness, people are being invited to stand on their doorsteps and ring a bell at 6pm on December 24.

Catherine McDougall suggested on the Campbeltown Loves Christmas Facebook page, created by Cheryl Brown, that the Highland Parish Church bell could be rung on behalf of the whole of Campbeltown but everyone is welcome to join in at home.