IRVINE’S Portal is all lit up for Christmas for the second year with a great selection of trees decorated by groups and businesses on display.

Organised by Irvine Seagate Rotary, the Caring Trees in the Portal project involves Irvine community groups and business sponsored their tree to benefit two chosen charities.

The main beneficiaries of the fundraising will be Irvine and Troon Cancer Care and Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline Ayrshire.

The display, which will run until January 3 to brighten up the town for Christmas, was officially opened by Provost Clarkson on Sunday, December 1.

The idea for the tree display came from Dundarave, in West Vancouver, where the Seagate Rotary’s Ian Dickson saw their annual Avenue of Christmas Trees decorated by businesses and organisations in the community, which attracts visitors from throughout the city of Vancouver.