An Aberdeenshire community has been praised in the Scottish parliament for its fundraising efforts.
Nothing quite gets you into the Christmas spirit like decorating your home for the season, but some take the festivities to dizzying new heights.
The Christmas lights in two north-east communities have been switched on for only a few days.
Schools were closed, ferries cancelled and homes suffered power cuts as storms battered the west.
Newtonhill couple Kirsti and Scott McArthur hosted around 200 people at their annual Christmas light switch on extravaganza at the weekend.
It has become one of the must-see festive attractions for the Mearns area and takes four weeks to construct.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for many fans of the festive season already.
A north-east town faces being left without Christmas illuminations after Scrooge council bosses claimed they could be a danger to the public.
A horde of vikings invaded Aberdeen last night on a mission to spread festive cheer by helping to switch on the city's Christmas lights.
The Christmas Spirit was alive and well in Moray at the weekend as town centres were bathed in multi-coloured hues to officially kick-off the festive period.
Aberdeenshire councillors will continue to pay Christmas lights bill to avoid being branded ‘Scrooges’
Aberdeenshire councillors have agreed to continue paying for Christmas lights electricity to avoid being branded ‘Scrooges’.
A move to soften the blow of fast-rising burial charges has been rejected - with one councillor arguing it was unnecessary because people “only die once”.
Plans to charge community groups for the electricity they use over Christmas are being put on ice for at least three years.
The bells were ringing out in Inverurie last night as the town officially ushered in the festive season.
More than 3,000 people packed into a Moray town centre at the weekend to kickstart the festive season across the region.
Councillors have unanimously voiced their opposition to proposals to charge north-east communities for the electricity used to power Christmas lights.
It is that time of year again.
Towns across the north-east could go dark next Christmas if they are forced to pay for the electricity their festive lights use.
A campaign to brighten Peterhead’s streets this Christmas is approaching its final fundraising target.
An Aberdeenshire town has been warned it faces a less-than-sparkling Christmas unless another £20,000 can be found to replace its worn-out lights.
While Christmas lights sparked into life throughout the north-east, one community appealed for help to save their festive tradition.
Could it be a Christmas miracle? Council vow to make sure Ellon’s light switch-on festivities go ahead
Aberdeenshire Council last night vowed to "make sure" a town's Christmas light switch-on goes ahead.
A north-east street has been transformed into a winter wonderland in memory of an oil boss who died of a rare cancer earlier this year.
More than 1,000 people welcomed the festive season to the heart of an Aberdeenshire town at the weekend.
Community leaders in Elgin will have plenty to celebrate this Christmas following the purchase of brand new festive decorations.
A soap opera convict escaped the fictional jail long enough to light up Lossiemouth for thousands of festive onlookers on Saturday.
Friends gathered and tinsel sparkled as Inverness welcomed Christmas with a festive cheer yesterday.
Hundreds of families are expected to gather around Inverness Town House on Sunday, November 23, to see the switching on of this year’s Christmas lights display organised by The Highland Council.
Hundreds of families are expected to gather in Inverness on Sunday evening to witness this year's Christmas lights being switched on.