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Monday, 17 December 2012

Santa comes to Graemsay

Saturday started off a busy weekend with the Graemsay "elves" decorating the hall for Christmas with lights, glittery chains and of course a Christmas Tree. We were having an evening of stories in the hall, but I'll leave that for another post.

After we had stuck up as many paper chains as we could it was time to head down to the pier for the arrival of Santa! He came over with some of his elves to give the children on the island some early Chrismas presents.

The elves looked a little cold but gave us a rousing chorus of Jingle Bells, with some of the island folk joining in enthusiastically too.

A wee boy happy to collect his present from Santa

A wee girl very happy with her present

Santa could only stay a little while as the children in Stromness were waiting for him too but it was nice to see him.  He'd left his reindeer at the North Pole as they need to save their energy for Christmas Eve, so he came along on the MV Graemsay instead!


  1. you were very lucky to meet Santa ! ;)

  2. Such fun, Sian. I want my presents to come by ferry now. :-)

  3. I think this is more fun than a Santa Claus parade!

  4. The elves do look distinctly chilly!

  5. I'm with Linda -- the elves do look chilly.

    I think the reindeer are slackers !