The Courier is on the hunt for Tayside and Fife’s finest outdoor Christmas displays — and we need your help!
Ever since the great Clark W. Griswold graced our screens in the 1989 classic National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, it seems more and more people have been taking up the challenge to turn their homes into luminous wonders.
The advent of cheaper, brighter LED lighting has given the phenomenon new impetus in recent years — and some of Courier country’s most devoted homeowners are leading the way.
Here are some of the displays we’ve been sent so far, but we want more!
To tell us about a display that needs to be seen to be believed, email firstname.lastname@example.org with any photos or videos you have.
This Christmas cracker is put together every year by Leven man Richard Simpson. This year he is raising money for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland.
Rowan Lane, Leven
Leven seems to be a lights hotspot. Laura Main told us about this fine display in Rowan Lane.
Lindsay Kennedy sent this photo of the large-scale display in her dad Douglas’ garden near Glenalmond College in Perthshire. She says: “He is so proud of his lights and puts in so much work every year.”
Shirely Stark sent us this of her dad’s house in Blairgowrie. Lights and a nativity there. Wonderful.
Portree Avenue, Broughty Ferry
Every spare inch is put to good effect in this display in Portree Avenue, Broughty Ferry.
There’s lots to love in this Scone display, sent in by Heather Birrell. The front and back gardens are deployed in this extravagant creation.
Hawthorn Grove, Ballumbie
This could be the start of something great.
Grant Robbie highlighted the sterling work of his dad in Coupar Angus.
Rossie Island, Montrose
Claire Ritchie is justly proud of her family’s efforts in Rossie Island.
Jamie Malcolm didn’t have time to pause to take a proper photograph. He was too busy putting together this work of wonder in Carnoustie. Well played sir.
Balmoral Avenue, Douglas
Another year, another display at this house in Douglas, Dundee. Its creators have been doing it for years, and can still show the newbies a trick or two.
West Grange Walk, Monifieth
This house in Monifieth takes on the look of an ice palace. Cool.