People power has saved a Christmas lights switch-on in Carnoustie.
The burgh risked being in darkness after the festivities planned for November 25 were cancelled for safety reasons.
Community councillors said it would not be a safe event due to a lack of volunteers and expressed “massive sadness and frustration” after taking the decision.
The cancellation was announced late on Thursday evening on social media and the news prompted a rush of volunteers to come forward.
A smaller Christmas lights switch-on and street fair will take place the week before Christmas following the show of support from the community.
A spokesperson for Carnoustie Community Council thanked everyone for all the kind words and messages of support after its initial announcement.
He said: “Thankfully it seems we will now have enough volunteers to go ahead on the 16th which is great news.
“We just unfortunately have a few other issues to sort with lights and paperwork as each event set-up needs to be shown to Angus Council, police and transport.
“But these will get sorted in time for Sunday December 16.
“So the event will go ahead with our tree lights being switched on, just not on the date we had hoped.”
The community council is also working to resolve issues with licences and will be holding a special meeting on Monday to “finalise any way forward”.
The lights will be the last in Angus to go on following the new date.
Forfar’s town centre will light up for Christmas when the town’s Rotary Club hosts the annual switch on on Thursday November 29.
Kirriemuir’s Christmas switch-on is Saturday November 24 while December 2 is the date for the official switch-on of the Christmas lights in Montrose.
The Edzell Village Improvement Society is holding a Christmas Extravaganza on Friday December 7 at the Inglis Memorial Hall including the switching on of the Christmas lights at 6pm.
BRAVO Brechin has organised the switch-on of the Brechin lights which takes place on Saturday December 1 at 4.30pm in St Ninians Square with Santa throwing the switch.
Monifieth Community Council is organising this year’s light switch-on ceremony which takes place on Sunday November 25 from 3-5pm in the Reform Street car park.
The village of Glamis will light up for Christmas on Sunday December 2 while Arbroath street lights will be switched on on Friday November 30 in Kirk Square.
The Tealing Christmas fayre and lights switch on is on Sunday December 2 from 3-6pm in Tealing Hall.