A LITTLE bit of history arrived in Hill of Beath on Sunday afternoon when the lights on the village's Christmas tree were switched on at 4pm on Sunday.

It is the first time that a Christmas tree has featured on the village's Main Street and there was an excellent turn out to see it lit.

The new Hill of Beath Community Council have ensured a Christmas tree will feature in the centre of the village for the first time and encouraged local residents to go along and they were not disappointed. They have been supported in the venture by developers of the Baxterfield estate, Keepmoat Homes, who made a donation of £1,000.

Children enjoyed being able to sing carols in the Community Garden and the tree being lit up was given a big cheer.

There was a whole afternoon of entertainment in the village to mark the festive occasion with the tree being switched on in the Community Garden..

Later there was a concert at Hill of Beath Ex-Servicemen's Club which ran from 5pm to 8pm.

As part of the community council's quest to ensure the whole village is involved in the festive events an old folks treat is also planned for the afternoon of Saturday December 22.

Ann Park, of the community council, said: "Everything went well and it was brilliant to see the reaction of the youngsters to having a Christmas tree in the centre of the village".