Holly the Horse once again set to lead Santa on a tour of Elgin

THE BISHOPMILL AND NEW ELGIN areas are set for another special visit this Christmas thanks to the unwavering dedication of the Gregor Girls’ fundraising efforts.

For the fourth successive year Santa will be touring Elgin – and following the successful introduction of Holly the Horse as his guide last year she will be returning again with Carrbridge Carriage Driving.

The annual Santa Tour is thanks to the work of Gregor Girls Fundraising – also known as Yvonne Milton and Janice Gregor, who are once again getting everyone in the mood for the Festive season – and providing a financial boost for The Archie Foundation and Clic Sargent at the same time.

Yvonne told insideMORAY: “This year we will be touring Bishopmill on December 21 and New Elgin on December 22 – we will confirm the exact routes in a couple of weeks via our ‘Santa on the Streets’ page on Facebook.

“After the huge success of last year we are delighted that Holly the horse is joining us again from Carrbridge Carriage Driving – she will be taking Santa and some special guests around Elgin to raise money for Clic Sargent and The Archie Foundation.”

The event last year raised over £2200 – a total that the girls are hoping to exceed this time around, with Yvonne adding: “We will have lucky squares are available from Friday, December 1 at £2 each – and once again our top prize is a child’s bike generously donated by Andy Jones of Bikes & Bowls, Elgin.

“Two lucky squares winners will win a short ride with Santa in the one horse open sleigh and this year we also have nominations open for local children who have had a tougher 2017 than most to receive a ride in the carriage with Santa too.

“Holly has a new “access for all” carriage which is bigger and is wheelchair accessible. Details of that can be found in our Gregor Girls Fundraising group on Facebook and we welcome nominations for under 12’s.”