Muirhall Energy has sponsored the Christmas Lights in Lockerbie and Langholm, to the tune of £1,000 and £2,000 respectively.
It is the first time that Muirhall have sponsored the lights in Lockerbie, with the money going towards the maintenance and running costs of the existing lights. Lockerbie held its switch-on event on Saturday 19th November, with stalls, crafts and entertainment lining the High Street.
Langholm Lights Committee have been given a £2,000 sponsorship boost, with the money being used for some brand new lights to be assembled on the suspension footbridge in the town.
Jason Morin, Muirhall Energy Ltd, said:
“We are delighted to be able to support this great local cause for a second year running. We hope that the new Christmas lights will brighten up the town in the winter nights, and can be of benefit to everyone who lives in and visits the towns over the coming weeks.”
Betty Harkness, Langholm Lights committee Chairwoman, said:
“We are absolutely over the moon with the money we have been donated. It boosts the morale of the committee members and means we can decorate the suspension bridge with lights that will stay up all year round.
“Without people like Jason who represents Muirhall Energy, we would be struggling. They have kindly donated to the fund for the past two years, and we are going to put a plaque up on the bridge to acknowledge that.”
Muirhall are currently working on two wind energy developments at Crossdykes and Loganhead. The 15-turbine Crossdykes wind farm received unanimous consent from Dumfries and Galloway Councillors in May, while Loganhead is still in the planning system.
Photo above: Helen Haggart and Lorraine McNay of the Lockerbie Christmas Lights Committee are pictured with Jason Morin of Muirhall Energy Ltd. Credit to the Annandale Herald
Photo below: Langholm Lights Committee member Katherine Latimer receives a cheque from Muirhall’s Jason Morin. Credit to the Eskdale Advertiser
22nd November 2016