The audience may not be able to feel the heat but a popular north-east bonfire will go ahead.
Each year the Gadle Braes bonfire in Peterhead attracts thousands to watch as a mountain of wooden pallets are set alight.
Due to Covid-19 and the restrictions put in place by the Scottish Government, this year’s event will be live-streamed so locals can play some part from the comfort of their own homes.
The Gadle Braes Bonfire team are working closely with Aberdeenshire licensing team, the police, the fire services and Aberdeenshire Council team members to ensure all government guidelines are met.
Organiser Marco Alexander said he is “really pleased” to be working with partners to ensure the bonfire takes place in a different format.
“Due to Scottish Government guidlelines and Covid-19 we will be using the local radio station Buchan Radio to live-stream the event,” he said.
“No members of the public will be allowed to attend, but this is outwith our control. I hope the community will support us under these difficult circumstances.”
Councillor for Peterhead North and Rattray Dianne Beagrie is “delighted” to be supporting the Gadle Braes bonfire team again.
Mrs Beagrie said: “We are facing lots of challenges during this pandemic and it is great to see groups looking for different ways to ensure our community still gets events safely and following government guidelines.
“While no members of the public will be allowed down to the bonfire, the live-streaming will ensure that the tradition of this bonfire continues.”