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Shining a light on hope for the future after Eden Court Theatre's Christmas tree display and Covid memorial goes live in Inverness

By Philip Murray

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A GLORIOUS beacon of hope and remembrance is lighting up the riverside.

Eden Court has pulled out the stops for a beautiful Christmas tree and light display that it has called “our gift to the people” of the city.

The 30ft tree features more than 3000 lights – one for each of the people who have died in Scotland from Covid-19, with more than 50 in the star atop the creation serving to commemorate the Highlanders who have been lost.

The tree, accompanying lanterns decorated by school children, and projected light displays, aim to “celebrate the incredible contributions of key workers and community organisations, from NHS staff to food banks,” said Eden Court’s Seona McClintock.

“It commemorates the loved ones we have sadly lost. It reminds us of the potential of the arts to shine a light when things are at their bleakest.

“As you pass by, we invite you to take in the wonder of the tree, reflect on this past year, and look forward to 2021.”

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