This morning we lit the tree at Glaitness School. The choir, St. Lucy and the procession were at the Kirkwall Tree Lighting ceremony in the cathedral on Saturday. The choir sang Santa Lucia and the procession came in dressed up with candles. St Lucy had a crown of candles and she made a speech.
St Lucy is a Scandinavian celebration which we have adopted here to celebrate our link with Norway, who send us a Christmas tree each year. During the tree lighting week we also got a visit from some of the Norwegian musicians. They played music from different coutries around the world as well as Norwegian folk music.