Edzell fireworks!

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Fireworks are set to dazzle and set the sky ablaze in Edzell on Saturday, November 5.

The annual EVIS bonfire, set on Edzell Muir, will see local children gathering open mouthed with heads upward, gazing in awe at the twinkling fireworks.

The guy, carefully made by local school children will burn fiercely on the fire, in the specially prepared pit carefully designed and prepared by EVIS (Edzell Village Improvement Society), Noranside and Angus Council.

Food at the event will be warm soup, donated by local villagers, or burgers on rolls from the local butcher and baker.

An event organised, run and enjoyed by local people for local people, this traditional bonfire has entertained young children and not so young children for decades.

Edzell has continued to support a bonfire and firework night whilst other larger villages and town have discontinued due to financial constraints.

For such an event to function it relies solely on the good will of the dedicated few who shake the buckets that go round on the night looking for funding from the spectators. Until last year the content of the buckets was always enough to fund the event.

The event will take place on Saturday, November 5 with the bonfire starting at 6.30 pm and the fireworks shooting off at 6.45 pm.

The event is expected to bring a larger than usual crowd this year.

Tayside Police would like to remind those travelling to Edzell that the car parks at the Muir will be closed for health and safety reasons and there will be no parking whatsoever there.

Parking in Lethnot Road will also be prohibited for the duration of the event.

Motorists are advised to arrive early and park safely and responsibly in the village and make their way on foot to the Muir.

Strathtay Buses will have a double decker in service on the 21A route for the evening for those taking public transport.