On 14 December this year, Santa will ride through Bowmore on his sleigh pulled by his very own reindeer. The Junior Wind Band will lead the parade, while the Young Gaelic Choir will sing carols by the reindeer pen afterwards. And in keeping with the sentiments of the season, Santa will draw the names of two lucky Islay children of primary school age or younger to ride with him in the sleigh. To have a chance to join Santa on the day, you must be available at 1:30pm on 14 December and you must send your names and addresses to Santa by 7 December. Entries including name, age, contact telephone number and email address should be sent to Santaâ€™s Islay agent, Liz Hathaway, Firkin House, Nerabus, Port Charlotte PA48 7UE, or you can send the same details to email@example.com
This event is now destined to take place after generous donations from local businesses, a Â£500 donation from Islay and Jura Marketing Group and money raised at various events, is now sufficient to bring the Cairngorm Reindeer to Islay before Christmas; an amazing effort and the organisers would like to thank all those involved. However, funds are still being raised for this event in order to buy a wee gift for all the children attending. If you would like to make a donation, please let Liz Hathaway know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or pop into the Bank of Scotland where you can pay directly into the bank account.