Support your local bonfire

Gordon Park, Ellon, venue for the town's bonfire night on Saturday, November 2.
Gordon Park, Ellon, venue for the town's bonfire night on Saturday, November 2.

Organisers of Ellon’s bonfire night are urging the public to support the spectacular.

The town’s Gordon Park will host the fireworks bonanza this Saturday with light-up due at 6pm.

Ellon Round Table are organisers and last year the event lost money - officials fear another poor year could put the display under threat.

So they are appealing to people to turn out in force and donate to the collections take throughout the evening.

The Round Table’s press and area officer Deni Sarafimoski told the Times: “The money we raise from the events we organise goes towards no single charity or good cause but to various organisations and charities in the Ellon and surrounding area whether its individuals or community groups.

“Last year we had approximately 2500-3000 people attend. We actually lost about £1500 on the night so that made it hard for us in the past 12 months to donate any money to anyone, so realistically if we have another bad year this year it might be the last one.”

Organsers have made changes to this year’s display, the Round Table’s third.

Deni explained: “This year we have a much larger exclusion zone in Gordon Park as we have changed the fireworks display with all the feedback we got, and this year it will be a shorter display but a much larger aerial display.

“This means the river and southern side of Gordon Park will be closed off for people’s safety leaving the northern side (Victoria Hall end) as the main entrances to the park.”

There will be food, stalls and entertainment on the night with music provided by Buchan Community Radio.

The music starts at 4.30 pm, the bonfire will be lit at 6pm and the fireworks display will get under way at 6.45pm.