Modo, organisers of this year’s Aden-een Shell Fireworks Parade, has expressed thanks to all who made the event such a success.
Thousands of folk headed to Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, on October 28, to witness this year’s event, which had a Shakespeare theme.
Speaking following the event, Modo creative director, Martin Danziger, said: “We would like to thank all the participants, volunteers, parents, schools, Aberdeenshire Council, Shell, local businesses, photographers, the Press, the audience and all other partners for making this 8th Shell Fireworks Parade so amazing.
“More than 250 performers took part in a spectacular evening of creative performances in spectacularly lit woods.
“The Shakespearean theme was interpreted very differently by each group and they were all hugely entertaining. It is confirmation that Aden Park is a unique, atmospheric venue that Buchan should be proud of.
“The catering outlets and cafe were busy all evening and large crowds gathered in the courtyard to watch Guarana Street Band and Red Brick from Peterhead.
“A dazzling fireworks display by Dave at Dragonfire illuminated the sky and received a huge round of applause when it ended.”
Mr Danziger added that a welcome addition this year were the participants of the Shell Engineering Scheme and Shell Girls in Energy who worked hard all day setting up and marshalling in the evening.
Aberdeenshire Council co-leader, Cllr Richard Thomson, said of the evening: “This was a spectacular community event which showcased the very best of Aberdeenshire. The setting at Aden couldn’t have been more fitting and added real drama to an already high quality production.”
Irene Adam of Peterhead Academy’s drama department, said: “Once again Modo put together a terrific, safe environment for young people to demostrate their commitment, creativity and co-operation to their community.”
Buchan area manager, Chris White, also praised the event, stating: “This was another fantastic night culminating in spectacular fireworks and showcasing the talents of so many young people. The real strength of the work though is before and after in all the preparation and engagement. Hats off to Modo, once more a big thank you to Shell, all of the volunteers and the council staff for all their help in running a meticulously planned event.”