MORAY’S SEA KING might no longer be able to take Santa on a high-flying trip around Moray as it has done in the past – but for his first visitors last weekend it was better to meet him on terra-firma.
Morayvia’s volunteer staff were left delighted and more than a little touched at the weekend when the first visitors rolled up to greet the man in red aboard their Sea King, now a permanent exhibition at the Aviation, Science and Technology centre at Kinloss.
First of many to check out the temporary Grotto was Ellina Jane and Enja Isabella Duthie, who clambered aboard and were well prepared take make sure their Christmas wishes went straight to the man at the top.
Morayvia chairman Mark Mair said: “The reaction to our deal with Santa has been tremendous, with people from throughout Moray excited at being given the chance to visit Santa in what is probably the most exclusive Grotto outside home base at the North Pole!
“The smiles on the faces of Ellina Jane and Enja said it all – and Enja revealed that her biggest wish was not for the latest electronic gadget, but only that Santa might perhaps fix it for her Aunti Di to come home soon.
“All the staff at Morayvia were hoping that this was a wish that comes true – and we were happy to confirm to a concerned Santa that it was, after we were told Aunti Di had only gone to Glasgow for the day!”
The special Grotto will be open to visitors each Saturday and Sunday from 2pm until 5pm until Christmas – tickets for the Santa visit can be purchased at the Morayvia reception on North Road in Kinloss.