Volunteer 'elves' have worked hard to install 130 lights ahead of the Christmas Switch-on in Helensburgh.

In an update by the Helensburgh Festive Lights Charitable Trust, they confirmed that all the lights have been installed by the crew of "seven elves" who completed the work in five days.

Helensburgh Advertiser: Volunteer worked hard to install the lightsVolunteer worked hard to install the lights (Image: Helensburgh Festive Lighting Charitable Trust)

They said: "[It was] an all-time record to install the 130 Christmas lights throughout the town, thanks to the unstinting help of two new volunteer elves, retired school teacher Gordon Turnbull and local craftsman Tom Peters.

"[They] joined Kenny McGrath, Davi Stewart, Paul Jack, Viv and Tony Dance to ensure that Helensburgh is looking superb for Santa's first visit to the town.

"This is the fourteenth year that the volunteers have delivered Helensburgh's lights and this year the installation seemed to run like clockwork, helped by the fact that this is the first year that sunny weather beat the rain into submission.

"The elves would like to thank Helensburgh businesses for their support once again this year and a special thank you to Bethesda Church for their most generous donation and friendship.

"The much-loved crib has been repaired this year, a new roof and joinery repairs all enhanced by a new viewing window so this year the nativity scene will at least have dry hay around it and many thanks to Helensburgh Pet Shop for their donation to this work.  

"The crib forms a very special centrepiece for many people and the elves wanted to make sure it was repaired to allow it to feature in the town display for many more years."

Helensburgh Advertiser: A group of hard-working volunteers completed the work ahead of scheduleA group of hard-working volunteers completed the work ahead of schedule (Image: Helensburgh Festive Lighting Charitable Trust)

Next week will see the arrival of the Christmas tree, which has been donated by Luss Estates and is set to have over £6,000 worth of new lights.

The former lights will light the 16 trees in Colquhoun Square until March next year.

The iconic festive lights are set to sparkle from Saturday, November 18 and all residents are invited to attend.

To switch on the lights there will be a full day of entertainment from 10am until 6pm, including rides and food stalls in the Christmas Market, with Santa also set to appear.

For more information and further updates visit helensburghfestivelighting.com