With the weather turning colder and the nights darker the committee of this year’s Edzell bonfire and fireworks night have been hard at work organising the event, which will take place on Saturday, November 3, at Edzell Muir from 6.30 p.m.
Last year’s display was considered by many as being the best for several years due to a combination of good weather, a well engineered bonfire and display, and meticulous preparation by the organisers.
This year Edzell Primary School will once again provide the guy which will go up in flames when the huge bonfire is lit at 6.30 p.m.
Once the fire is crackling away, the fireworks will start, at around 6.45 p.m. and will last for about 45 minutes to an hour.
To warm you up during the event there will be fresh home-made soup, donated by villagers, freshly cooked burgers, tea, coffee and soft drinks, all available to purchase at very reasonable prices.
Julian Parsons, secretary of the Edzell Village Improvement Society (EVIS), said: “It takes a huge effort of the volunteers to put on such a good show, and there are services on hand through the Angus Council to ensure a smooth and trouble free event.
“The main reward for those involved is to see the grins and hear the cheers from the crowd who enjoy the bonfire and ever fascinating fireworks.
“This is one of the great family events in Angus in the autumn months, and we hope to see many people, young and not so young, come along for a great evening.”
“We expect another busy night, so traffic and parking is expected to be as challenging as ever. Strathtay have put on an additional 21A bus to transport people back towards Brechin.
“Please think about reducing the congestion and parking issues and enjoy a bus ride with the other revellers.
“Of course, public bonfires and firework displays are potentially hazardous events, and the last thing anyone wants is to put people at risk, especially so the youngsters.”
Arrangements have been made for disabled parking.
EVIS, a charity which provides the funding and administration for the display, comprises a collection of dedicated and tireless volunteers.
To organise and run this event is a mammoth task and the costs for fireworks, insurance and materials are high and getting higher.
EVIS can only recoup those costs through donations from the public on the night so when you see someone shaking a donation bucket, be sure to throw in the heavy coins or, better yet, some notes.