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Christmas lights countdown begins
Work to install Aberdeen's glittering Christmas lights has begun.
Contractors are putting up the strings of colourful lights on Union Street, ahead of the switch-on ceremony on 25 November.
The work, which is being carried out in the evenings, is expected to take a week to ten days to complete. Each string will then be tested to ensure they are ready to sparkle when they are switched on during the popular Christmas Lights Switch-on event, featuring a parade of festive characters led down Union Street by the Lord Provost.
More information about the Christmas Lights Switch-on Parade and other events is available in the Winter Festival Guide which can be downloaded from the Winter Festival page of the council website at www.aberdeencity.gov.uk