The best Christmas Lights in the Borders were turned on this evening. Prior to that there shops were open and there were all kinds of activities on offer. This whole affair - Switched On Innerleithen - was orchestrated by our very own Gen Harrison who spent the afternoon as the Town Crier encouraging active participation in all the events.
As well as very busy afternoon in the shop Smail's "Get Crafty" was available in the Masonic Club in Chapel Street, the first time that the Mason's have been involved in Switched-on Innerleithen. All afternoon Rachel was surrounded by children decorating Christmas Trees and Snowmen and making their own wrapping paper.
On the other side of the room I was encouraging people print their own bookmark on one of our Adana printing presses. Not as busy as Rachel but it became quite hectic towards 16:00 and I had fun and so I hope did everyone who had a go. Every time I do one of these events I always get caught out by just how heavy a case of type is.
An excellent afternoon - well done Gen.