Burns Night - and Christmas lights still on

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It may be Burns Night but the streets of one city suburb still look more like December 25 than January 25.

At Shawlands, locals are still looking onto twinkling public Christmas Lights that were first switched on before Bonfire Night.

That means, as we celebrate the birth of Scotland’s most famous poet, the decorations have been up for 82 days and nights – almost a quarter of a year.

Glasgow City Council said that responsibility for the everlasting illuminations rests with the Shawlands BID, a club of local business people.

They were not available for comment.