Duo to head up the Christmas Lights

Graham Adams and Mark Taylor are stepping up to co-chair Dunbar’s Christmas Lights Committee.

The duo will oversee the enormous task of upgrading and refurbishing the Christmas lights over the next few years.

Graham and Mark have been a key part of this year’s maintenance team and are full of enthusiasm and drive to bring the ageing lights infrastructure up to modern standards.

Graham said: “My vision for the lights is to have a sustainable event for the whole of Dunbar and keep them running for this and future generations. The comments that people make about the lights being the best in East Lothian helps drive us to make them better.”

Graham currently works for EDF at Torness and Mark runs a property maintenance company alongside his new and rapidly expanding business Lothian Locks, a locksmith, alarm and CCTV service. Both have two children whose love of the lights encouraged them both to get involved when the previous committee stepped down in January this year.

Sue Anderson, Dunbar Community Council liaison on the Christmas Lights committee said she was “delighted” with the appointment.

She added: “It will be a challenging but very exciting year for the Lights team. The upgrading of the lights requires financial investment in the region of £40,000 which they hope to raise through grants, sponsorship and community fundraising events. Just as importantly the team need more folk able to help with the maintenance/technical side.

“Dunbar is a town of between 4,000 and 5,000 adults, I’m sure there must be some more people living here with some electrical knowledge who could help out? I really hope the community give these guys their support.”

Dunbar Community Council expressed their gratitude to Tracy Gillespie for her help in steering the committee through their first year. She will step down on Monday, January 12, the day after the lights come down.