Due to the adverse weather conditions and extremely high winds forecast for Sunday, we regret that the Ayr Christmas Lights Switch-On on Sunday 15 November has been cancelled.
Every effort has been made to ensure the event went ahead, but we cannot take any chances with public safety – and the predicted wind-speeds would impact on this.
We are as disappointed as all of you planning to come along and we apologise to everyone who won't get the chance to kick off the festive season as planned.
Safety must be our utmost priority and we wanted to let you know about the cancellation at the earliest opportunity.
The event will not be restaged – and the lights will 'go live' at 6pm on Sunday as scheduled – just not in the way we thought.
We're sorry for any disruption this may cause.
Our friends at Ayr Central will still be switching their Christmas lights on tomorrow (Saturday 14 November).
Please visit www.southayrshirechristmas.com for details of other festive events across South Ayrshire.