Village has festive pride

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THE festive season in Uddingston got well and truly under way last Sunday when the village staged its annual Christmas fayre, organised by Uddingston Pride.

A wide variety of stalls, entertainment and festive fare was enjoyed by the crowds with the highlight for wide-eyed youngsters being a visit from Santa, courtesy of Uddingston and Bothwell Rotary Club.

The crisp chilly winter weather did not stop the CM Dance Academy putting on a fabulous display out in the open and special thanks went from the organisers to their youngest members for entertaining the crowds with an enchanting programme.

Uddingston Pipe Band got the feet stamping and The Salvation Army Band encouraged the large crowds to join in the carol singing while St John’s and Muiredge Primary school choirs filled Park Church to overflowing to listen to their programme.

Main Street was packed with happy smiling faces participating in the ‘Cuckoo in the Nest’ competition and the award for the best shop window display went to Curves who were presented with the trophy by local councillor Anne Kegg.

The stalls were all very busy, especially the St Andrew’s Hospice stall, while the 2nd Uddingston Scout Group raised around £250 by doing a roaring trade in providing hot filled rolls.

The event raised over £800 for Uddingston Pride funds and the group thanked all who braved the cold and turned out to support the event.