Giant Christmas trees in the Highlands and Islands – festive pilot project


A giant Christmas tree was mapped by a pilot after an unusual flight path over the Highlands was reported.

Today’s pilot journey, which took an amazing Christmas decoration into the atmosphere, is seen by the Flight Radar Tracker app.

The drawing that extended on the north coast between Dornoch in Sutherland and Strathy took the pilot an hour and a half and could be watched live by visitors to the website of Flight Radar Tracker.


To add the final touches to his Christmas masterpiece, the pilot and artist even put a Christmas tree ball on top of the tree.

In Shetland, on Monday evening, the crew of the RNLI lifeboat Lerwick carried out “important tax checks”

The crew decorated the giant Christmas tree, which was erected in the waters off the coast of Shetland, as a gesture of gratitude to the public for the support of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and to wish the public a happy Christmas.

Tonight our crew had to conduct major “tax checks” Is this the biggest tree ever seen in #Shetland? We would like to thank the @RNLI for their support in helping us to sustain #SavingLivesAtSea
Wherever you are, Happy (and safe) Christmas #RNLI
—December 21, 2020, RNLI Lerwick Lifeboat (@LerwickRnli).

They said, “Tonight, our crew had to do some important “steering checks.

Is this the largest tree that Shetland has ever seen? #SavingLivesAtSea Have a Merry (and safe) Christmas wherever you are. We would like to thank @RNLI for their support.

Marine Traffic’s vessel tracking service replied, confirming that “there’s never been a bigger tree in the area.”

“They added, “Well done, and to this crew, Merry Christmas! “


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