KELTY'S Christmas lights will be switched on by a seven-year-old girl who has come up with some fab festive fundraising designs.

Emily Nellies, who attends Kelty Primary School, will be joined by Santa when the village is illuminated on Friday at 4.30pm.

It's a special treat as her artistic talents have been helping to raise cash to cover the costs of the event with more than £500 collected through an online appeal alone.

Betty Rodden, from Kelty Community Council, explained: "A lot of people don't realise this but the lights belong to the people of Kelty, they're not Fife Council's.

"Years ago the community council of the time had various fundraisers and managed to buy a certain amount of lights, and as the years went on we've managed to get more so they go all the way to the top of Main Street.

"Yes the council put them up and take them down but we have to pay for that, and we also have to pay for the storage, maintenance, repairs and insurance.

"It's about £3,000 to £4,000 a year so this year we thought we'd try and do something about covering the costs.

"We've got crowdfunding, we decided to try that, and it was suggested we should have collecting cans too."

She continued: "I thought the shops would already be inundated but we were told you'd be surprised by how many people put pennies in and how it adds up.

"We asked the kids to come up with drawings to cover the cans and put up on posters and Emily did five drawings that were so good and different, we put them all on.

"They're just lovely and when you see something drawn by a bairn, it just makes you smile.

"She's done one about 'Kelty Shines' and it's all stars, and she's drawn snowmen and Christmas trees, they're just lovely."

Organised by the community council and Kelty youth clubs, the fun gets underway from 3pm with a kids disco, games, craftwork and prizes in the community centre, there will also be soup and stovies and refreshments on sale in the foyer before the lights switch-on with Santa.