COALSNAUGHTON PS held their Christmas fayre last week as pupils helped get everyone into the holiday spirit.

The family event took place at Coalsnaughton Village Hall last Wednesday, November 27 as a crowd gathered to turn on their Christmas tree lights.

Tillicoultry, Coalsnaughton and Devonside Community Council funded the external Christmas lights which made their first appearance.

Santa himself even made an appearance as he took time out his busy schedule to stop by and hand out presents to the kids.

Coalsnaughton PS's head teacher Mrs Rice joined head boy Harris Gray to turn on the lights on the tree, kindly donated by Mcleod & Scott, a local property maintenance company.

Freshly baked festive goods were donated by the local community including snowflake and gingerbread men biscuits and a raffle full of prizes was also on offer.

Stalls were set up around the hall and had lots of great Christmas gift ideas such as jewellery and tree decorations.

Cheryl Hughes, a member of the primary school PTA and the village hall community council, said: "It was really good, we had a great crowd.

"The school fayre combined with the lights being turned on meant a big turnout."

All money raised on the night goes to Coalsnaughton PS and although the figure was yet to be officially counted, Cheryl confirmed it was a four-figure sum.

Everyone from the village hall would like to extend their thanks to everybody who attended, donated and helped to make the night such a success.