Housebuilder spruces Haddington up with a new Christmas tree

David Wilson Homes has brought some festive cheer to the East Lothian town of Haddington, by gifting the local Community Council a cash donation of almost £500 to help fund a second Christmas tree for the town.

The housebuilder, which is currently building Dovecot Mill on the outskirts of the town, provided the funds, which will be used to light up the town’s Nungate area and Community Centre. For the first time ever Haddington will celebrate Christmas with two community Christmas trees.

Members of the community gathered on Sunday 1 December, where the lights were switched on, marking the beginning of the festive season. Visitors were also treated to entertainment from carol singers, bagpipes as well as the chance to visit Santa’s Grotto.

Jan Wilson, Chairwoman of Haddington Community Council, said: “It’s been a year of firsts for the Events Committee and the residents of the Nungate area of Haddington. We introduced our very own tartan in the summer and for the first time in living memory the Nungate has its very own Christmas tree.

“I speak for the Committee and the residents of the Nungate, when I say a huge thank you to David Wilson Homes for their generous donation which has enabled this to happen, and to Steven Gibson whose tireless efforts has lit up the Nungate along with the rest of the town”

Anne Ross, Sales Director, Barratt East Scotland said: “Christmas is such a magical time of year with colleagues, friends, families and neighbours coming together to celebrate after another busy year. We are delighted to work with Haddington Community Council to set up a second tree in the town. We hope local residents in the Nungate enjoy the tree.

“As a business, it’s important to David Wilson Homes to support the local communities in the areas in which we operate and we are delighted to support Haddington during the most wonderful time of year.”

Located on the existing Dovecot Farm and close to the banks of the picturesque River Tyne, Dovecot Mill features a collection of 135 homes, including a number of affordable housing. With a range of three bedroom terraced and semi-detached homes as well as detached three, four and five bedroom detached properties. Prices currently start at £262,995 for the three bedroom, semi-detached, Newmachar.