An entire village is expected to turn out tonight to watch a north-east couple’s impressive Christmas display come to life.
William McRobbie and wife Margaret have been covering their Reidfield Place home in lights every Christmas for the past 15 years and have become a local sensation.
Hundreds of people go out of their way to pass their house each festive season.
And this year crowds will gather outside to wait for the “official” switch on.
Last night, Mr McRobbie said the display – which started as a treat for his granddaughter – had brought the community together.
Any money well-wishers donate goes straight to the local school.
“It all started with my first granddaughter – I bought a small Santa and it sat at the door. But as the years went on, I’ve just added more and more,” the 61-year-old said.
“Everyone thinks it’s great. It’s created a bit of community spirit.
“I try and change things every few years, and this year I’ve made a Grotto for Mr and Mrs Claus.
“A few people used to do similar things in this area. They’ve stopped, not least because of the cost of electricity, but I think it’s great.”
The couple’s son-in-law Neil Christie said the display brought enjoyment to everyone in the village.
He said: “It is amazing to see how much work and effort that William and Margaret put in to bring enjoyment and Christmas cheer to one and all.”
This year, the local primary school has been given the honour of lighting up the family home at 6.30pm tonight.
Refreshments will be available and children will even get a chance to write a letter to Santa.