Banchory bonfire draws closer

banchory bonfire
banchory bonfire

Banchory and District Round Table are in the final stages of preparing for the bonfire and fireworks display on Saturday, November 3, in the King George V park.

The event has been organised by the Round Table for more than 30 years and has been a mainstay in the Banchory calendar for many families.

The fire will be lit at 6.30pm and this year Hill of Banchory Primary School’s P5s will be making the guy; and will have the honour of setting off the first firework at 7 pm.

Inverurie-based Fireworx Scotland will then put on another spectacular display for the assembled crowds, which, in previous years has reached more than 8,000 people. Given how busy it is, spectators are advised to get there early

The event is free to attend, however donations made on the evening go towards covering the costs and ensuring the event not only is a great night out, but also generates money for local good causes and charities. The display is entirely run by volunteers.

Organisers have said they would be grateful for suitable waste wood and garden trimmings for the bonfire. These can be dropped off between 8am and 2pm on Saturday, November 3 at the George V Park or in many cases they can arrange a collection in return for a donation.

Food and snacks will be available at the event – with professional catering facilities from 6.30pm

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