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In Pictures: Trimming the trees – all 63!

St Conan's Kirk in Argyll has opened its doors for an annual Christmas tree festival.

A Scottish church community has been decking the halls and dozens of trees arranged through its nave as part of its Christmas festival.

St Conan’s Kirk in the Argyll village of Lochawe has put 63 trees on display decorated by community and school groups, with visitors invited to vote for their favourites while making donations for charity.

Along with traditional fir and artificial trees, some groups created eye-catching alternatives from old lampshades and sticks.

Christmas Tree Festival – Lochawe
Skye Addison, three, from Dalmally was delighted by the spectacle of so many trees (Jane Barlow/PA)
Christmas Tree Festival – Lochawe
Volunteer Allison Dewar checks a bauble is secure (Jane Barlow/PA)
Christmas Tree Festival – Lochawe
Gregor Davies (right), nine, and his brother Thomas Davies, 11, found a good place to play hide and seek (Jane Barlow/PA)
Christmas Tree Festival – Lochawe
Megan Ireland, eight, and her brother James Ireland, six, came from Oban (Jane Barlow/PA)
Christmas Tree Festival – Lochawe
Members of the community, school groups and charities donate, create and decorate trees for the event (Jane Barlow/PA)
Christmas Tree Festival – Lochawe
Some of the 63 trees on display (Jane Barlow/PA)