The fate of the north-east’s biggest annual fundraising fireworks display is hanging in the balance as organisers wait to see how Scotland’s route out of lockdown progresses.
Fireworks Against Cancer raises thousands of pounds for the Ucan charity each year while attracting thousands of spectators to Turriff for a spectacular display.
However with the majority of this year’s mass gatherings already cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic, a decision on whether the event can go ahead as planned on October 24 is yet to be made as discussions with the local authority continue.
In six years, the first three events being held in New Deer before moving to larger space at the Haughs, the fireworks display has raised more than £20,000 for the urological cancer support charity which is based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
A spokesman said yesterday: “We’re in conversation with Aberdeenshire Council’s licensing board and we are awaiting the council’s legal advisor guidance, so keep holding your breath for a little bit longer.
“We’re hoping we can go ahead, but we will follow Aberdeenshire Council’s guidance strictly to the letter. If they say to postpone until 2021 we will do so, of course. Public safety and adherence to the rules are paramount.”
Traders and sponsors involved with the event each year are asked to register their interest as usual by contacting the organisers at fireworksagainstcancer.org