KELTY'S Christmas lights were switched on yesterday afternoon with a host youngsters enjoying being part of the day.

The seven-year-old girl came come up with some fab festive fundraising designs, Emily Nellies, who attends Kelty Primary School, carried out the big switch-on joined by Santa when the village was illuminated on Friday at 4.30pm.

It was 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, was over the moon at the way things went and was delighted to see the village given a festive feel "A lot of people don't realise this but the lights belong to the people of Kelty, they are 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 now they go all the way to the top of Main Street.

"It costs 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."

The community centre was the base for the switch-on and children of all ages were there to see Emily turn the Christmas on and the lights in Main Street.

Santa was also at the Centre and he was delighted to listen to the children's present wishlist.