Ness Islands Lights Show Ends

Mindless vandals have brought to an end the spectacle of the Ness Islands Lights, Inverness. Damage to the main lighting features at the local beauty spot has forced The Highland Council to remove the equipment to avoid further damage.

The lights were installed last week and more than 10,000 people visited the islands at the weekend to see Santa and his reindeer.

Councillor Roy Pedersen, Chairman of the Council’s Winter Festival Committee, expressed his huge disappointment at the forced removal of the main illuminations.

He said: “It is a great shame that we have had to take this action. However, we had no choice as the vandalism was not restricted to an isolated incident.  We had to think of people’s safety and to remove the expensive equipment before it was damaged beyond repair.

“We have strong memories of all the happy faces we saw at the weekend and I am sure it will be the feeling of many councillors that we do not want to give in to mindless vandals and that we can devise a plan that will allow the Ness Islands Lights to shine again next year.” 

24 Dec 2008
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