Edzell gearing up for fireworks night

Volunteers in Edzell are busy preparing for the village’s annual bonfire and fireworks display, which takes place this Saturday (November 5).

The event, which is held on Edzell Muir, kicks of at 6.30pm when the bonfire is lit, following by the fireworks display at 6.45pm.

Edzell 2015 firework display

Edzell 2015 firework display

The community run event is organised by volunteers and local businessmen such as Jack Craighead, Peter Myles, Geddes and David Bruce.

It has been supported by Angus Council, Castle Huntly prison and the local police force.

A collection will be held on the night to fundraise for next year’s event. Volunteers will be on hand with buckets, to those wishing to donate.

Tips for parking in Edzell for the event include:-

Be respectful when parking so emergency services can move around the village if needed

Avoid parking over residents’ drives

Arrive early and be prepared to walk.

There is very limited disabled parking at Edzell Primary School.

Drop off small children with adults near the Muir and park safely.

Residents to park in own drives to clear streets so vehicles can arrive and leave quickly without any incidents

There is no parking around the Muir to keep small children safe

Use back streets in village, carry a torch and prepare to walk some distance to the event

Park on all roads leading out of the village such as Dunlappie Raod, Lethnot Road and Inverescandye Road.

Try to arrive in the village through the arch from the Brechin side and park facing towards the Gannochy Bridge. Please leave the village via the Gannochy Bridge. Such movement of traffic will help parking and ease congestion when leaving the village.

The display will be one of many in Angus that night - with the Round Table in Kirriemuir organising a display, a volunteer organised event in Arbroath and an event in Hillside has been organised by the 1st Hillside Scout Group.