On Sunday 16th December Kirkapol Church was packed to bursting! The occasion? It was the World Record Carol Sing, an event which was organised by Premier Christian Radio (www.premier.org.uk). Last year 18,100 people took part in the event beating the existing record of 15,000 people singing carols, and although most of those taking part were in Britain, there were others taking part as far away as Geneva!
This year, here in Tiree, 95 people attended the event which took place after a traditional Lessons and Carols service. Everyone joyfully sang their way through five well-loved carols for 15 minutes between 7.00pm and 7.15pm, and afterwards enjoyed a well earned cuppa and mince pie.
So has the world record been beaten? Well, we have to wait until numbers have been verified before we can announce that, but irrespective of that, a wonderful evening was had by all! Rev. Elspeth MacLean would like to thank all of those who took lead roles in organising the event, as well as a big thank you to all who attended, making this a truly memorable occasion.