Christmas tree floats into Falmouth

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A 33ft high floating Christmas tree made from 1,000 lights has moored on Fishstand Quay in Falmouth Harbour.

The floating Christmas pontoon was built by local Penryn company WorkFloat. As well as its award-winning folding workboat, it has also patented a product called ScaffFloat, a pontoon system made using scaffolding, that was used to build the floating tree.

MD Toby Budd said: “We just thought it would be a nice thing to do, and we’ve had some lovely feedback on social media from people saying thank you, so I am glad we made the effort.

“After all, if Mousehole can do it then surely Falmouth can do better, in fact I have already had some local businesses asking if they can sponsor one for next year, so you never know we could end up with a floating forest of lights in the harbour, not what we had in mind but something that would be great for Falmouth and the town centre if it went ahead.”

The floating display was made possible with help from a few local businesses including Five West and Five Below, Metalcraft, Greenstone Landscaping, and Falmouth Haven which provided the moorings.

Falmouth Town manager Richard Gates said: “The floating Christmas tree in the harbour provided and installed by ScaffFloat is a great addition to the festive lights this year across the town.

“It is much appreciated that Toby and the team at ScaffFloat have given their time, energy, and sponsorship to make this work. Thanks also to Falmouth Harbour Commissioners for agreeing the location and the install.”