Residents in the village of North Kessock are enjoying solar powered Christmas lights thanks to a £1,000 donation from Tulloch Homes and a dedicated team of volunteers who braved the cold weather to erect them.
The solar lights on lamp-posts along the prom and trees around the village were organised by Residents Association of North Kessock (RANK).
Seventeen sets of solar fairy lights add to those bought last year with money donated by the community.
Tulloch Homes’ sales consultant Maria Wilson for Bellfield Meadows in North Kessock was delighted to officially switch on the lights at a gathering in the village.
Many of Tulloch Homes’ latest phases of homes have solar photo-voltaic panels to assist with electricity production, as do several existing houses, allowing the village to make progress on sourcing its power more sustainably.
RANK chair Anne Thomas said: "We're really happy we have found a sustainable way to light up the village for the Christmas season and really grateful for the volunteers who've put them up and to Tulloch Homes for providing the funding.
“The lights were officially switched on by Maria from Tulloch Homes and refreshments were enjoyed afterwards at the old ticket office recently refurbished by another local group NKTOP.”
Maria said she was was delighted to switch on the lights.
She said: “I was honoured to switch on the Christmas lights at North Kessock and it was lovely to chat to the residents, some of whom bought at our developments in the village.
“I’m pleased Tulloch Homes made the donation to the community for the lights, they look lovely.”
Help is at hand if you are looking to buy a Tulloch Home, but don’t have a large deposit.
If you are eligible for the Help to Buy (Scotland) Affordable New Build Scheme, you could receive assistance of up to 15% of the purchase price of a new Tulloch home.
Help to Buy funding - for completions before March 31, 2019, is available on all Tulloch homes up to £200,000.