CHRISTMAS cheer could be felt all around West Linton last week for the annual switch-on and market.

The event last Thursday (November 24) brought plenty of joy to the community as the village was filled with light.

Beginning with Whipman Gregor Brown switching on the lights of the Whipman Play Society tree along from the Gordon Arms, a procession made its way from the tree with West Linton and District Pipe Band to Raemartin Square for the official switch-on and market.

The Whipman then met with representatives of Caregivers Connected to switch-on the Christmas lights at 7pm.

With the scent of mulled wine in the air, the crowds had plenty to browse and admire thanks to stallholders and local businesses taking part in the market and late night shopping event.

Entertainment on Thursday was provided thanks to the Pipe Band and dancers from Dance at Studio 21 showed their talents in Highland and Jazz.

And despite a drizzle of rain, the crowds continued to enjoy the evening.

Sharing to social media, a spokesperson from the Village Centre, which provided mince pies and a comfy place to sit in the warm, said: “A bit of rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the crowd enjoying the Christmas Lights Switch-On in Raemartin Square last night.”