Rehearsals well under way for Aden-een event

With just a few days to go rehearsals are well under way for this year’s Aden-een, The Shell Fireworks Parade 2014, at Aden Country Park, Mintlaw.

Large crowds are expected to come along and enjoy this popular community event.

For the past five weeks hundreds of young people in the area have been eagerly rehearsing their routines and are looking forward to entering the woods on Halloween.

For many it will be their first time at Aden-een and they can hardly wait.

The CircoModo Groups from Peterhead, Mintlaw and Fraserburgh have been practising their fire routines now for six weeks. This year there will be 70 local young people doing fire performances using fire clubs and fire-swords

During the tattie holidays Modo has been working with the Peterhead Princes Trust Team, Fraserburgh Junior Arts and Arcaro Arts, just three of the 18 groups taking part this year.

The theme this year is ‘frightening fairytales’ and some well-known tales will take on a bit of a strange twist. There will be some very creepy characters walking about Aden Country Park this year.

There is still time to get involved in Aden-een. Volunteer marshalls are still being recruited and if anyone is interested please call 01779 483145 or send a message via Modo Scotland Facebook Page.

The event runs from 6.30pm to 9pm on Friday, October 31. The woods will be open from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and from 8pm to 9pm, with fireworks at 7.45pm.

It is a free and unticketed event.Bring torches, wellies, donations, warm clothing, fancy dress and a sense of adventure. Leave plenty of time for parking. Not recommended for under 5’s. No alcohol and no dogs allowed.