Santa sails into Kirkcudbright

Santa arrives in Kirkcudbright on the Range Boat after crash landing on Ross Island.
Santa arrives in Kirkcudbright on the Range Boat after crash landing on Ross Island.

In these troubled times it is absolutely brilliant that a Rotarian from Kirkcudbright has pulled of a magnificent feat - Kirkcudbright Winter Wonderland Team along with Kirkcudbright Rotarian Derek Smith contacted Air Traffic Control at Shanwick on Saturday nowing that Santa was on a pre-Christmas journey over the North Atlantic and obtained special clearance for him to come low level over Dumfries and Galloway to put down on a boat in Kirkcudbright Bay and enter the town.

All this could not have been possible without the excellent co-operation of the Harbour Master, Fishing Fleet and the Range Safety Vessel Gallovidian.

Good old Derek and Good old Santa!