The Skelmorlie Christmas tree will be switched on next week - and families are being invited to join in the festive spirit.

Take part by going to the community centre from 6pm on Tuesday, November 28, and enjoy a mulled wine or soft drink and mince pie or biscuit.

You can participate in the carol singing and meet Santa at the special festive, with the tree lighting happening at 7pm.

This is a free event and all are welcome to join in the festive fun - but all children need to be supervised due to the close proximity of the road.

The winners of a raffle organised by the village's community garden team will also be drawn at the event.