The first week of December sees the start of the tree lighting ceremonies. In Kirkwall there is a concert in St Magnus Cathedral to celebrate the tree which is a gift from Hordaland county
in Norway. Norwegian musicians, traditional fiddle orchestra and aschool choir welcomed the tree.
There are seven cities in Britain which have the gift of a Christmas tree but Orkney is unique in Britain in that it has gifts of two trees. One is placed inside the cathedral and one
outside in the square.