Have a fun and safe fireworks night this year

Warddykes Parent Council donated a cheque for �100.00 to Fireworks for Arbroath. Pictured are 4 school children with, from left: Maureen Campbell (Chair, Parent council), Sally McLean (Deputy Head) and Karren Cuthill and Davina Shepherd (Fireworks for Arbroath).

Warddykes Parent Council donated a cheque for �100.00 to Fireworks for Arbroath. Pictured are 4 school children with, from left: Maureen Campbell (Chair, Parent council), Sally McLean (Deputy Head) and Karren Cuthill and Davina Shepherd (Fireworks for Arbroath).

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Remember, remember, the rules for the fifth of November, fireworks, glow sticks and collection pots!

Tomorrow night (Saturday) the Fireworks for Arbroath 2016 team will host their second annual fireworks display at Inchcape Park.

The fun starts at 6.30pm sharp, so make sure you get down there in plenty of time to get a good spot.

With the help of the generous Arbroath community the folk from Fireworks for Arbroath have raised just under £10,000 to stage this display.

Most of the work may be finished, but there are still some things that you, the spectators, can do to make the evening run smoothly.

As per Angus Council guidelines there are to be no sparklers, but there will be glow products on sale from official vendors wearing Fireworks For Arbroath badges on the night, as well as from The Round O chip shop which has sponsored the purchase of glow products on behalf of the display and will sell them during their extended opening hours tomorrow.

Karren Cuthill, chair of Fireworks for Arbroath 2016, added: “If you buy from any unauthorised vendors, not only does it take money from the display for next year, but there is a real possibility that they could be counterfeit goods and may be dangerous. Anyone purchasing these products could also get in trouble as the vendors are not licensed to sell.”

Please note there is no parking at the site, so bear this in mind when making your way down to Inchcape Park and leave plenty of time to get there.

Safety-wise, the dual carriageway is open as normal, so take care when crossing and listen to the display stewards.

Please also consider the wellbeing of your pets for the duration of the fireworks display and keep them away from Inchcape Park.

Finally, the show will go ahead unless specifically stated by the committee. Karren said: “Please be aware, the display will only be cancelled due to extremely high winds. It can and will go ahead in rain and fog if needed. Last year a minority of individuals decided to post all over the place saying it was cancelled. The only people authorised to cancel the display are Police Scotland; 21CC the fireworks company; and myself as organiser. Please do not listen to any other rumours or random posts.”