Thousands of revellers are expected at Aberdeen beach this weekend for this year’s fireworks spectacular.
Organisers have pledged that Sunday’s Bonfire Night display will be “bigger and better” following the cancellation of last year’s due to bad weather.
The free event includes fire jugglers and a charity firewalk from 6.30pm, with the main event at 7.30pm.
Aberdeen City Council culture spokeswoman, Councillor Marie Boulton, has promised a “fantastic family atmosphere”, with more than 12,000 people expected to attend.
She said: “There was great disappointment last year when we took the decision to cancel the event in the interest of public safety due to high winds, so we have been working with Fireworx Scotland to bring a display that’s bigger, better, and with musical accompaniment featuring songs from popular children’s films that are sure to entertain all the family.”
Charity Inspire, which supports people with learning disabilities and additional support needs, will also be holding its firewalk, encouraging bare-footed volunteers to brave a path of hot coals and raise money.
Andrew Reid, the charity’s development team leader, said: “This is our eighth consecutive year doing the firewalk and everyone at Inspire is looking forward to the event.”
The city council has advised that the best vantage points for the display will be the Beach Boulevard, Beach Esplanade and Queen’s Links.
With parking spaces in the area limited, Park and Ride buses will be running from Bridge of Don, Kingswells and Aberdeen Altens Hotel.
A number of road closures around the beach area will be in effect from 2pm on Sunday.