Peterhead bonfire will light up the airwaves

If you thought the Scottish Week committee was taking a step into the unknown in streaming this year’s gala week, then you’ll be amazed at the plans for bonfire night!

Thursday, 17th September 2020, 8:52 am
Updated Thursday, 17th September 2020, 8:55 am
Bonfire organiser, Marco Alexander, hopes the community will support the event and adhere to the rules

Organisers of the annual Gadle Braes bonfire are planning to go ahead with this year’s event via a live stream.

The Gadle Braes bonfire - noted for its size - has always been a popular gathering point for townsfolk on November 5.

But due to the coronavirus pandemic,it was feared that the bonfire would not be able to go ahead this year.

However, never ones to disappoint, the organisers have decided that the lighting of the bonfire and the following spectacle will be streamed online to what is hoped will be a large audience not only in Peterhead, but across the north-east and beyond.

The Gadle Braes team are working closely with Aberdeenshire Licensing officers, the police and fire services and Aberdeenshire Council team members to ensure that all government guidelines will be met.

There will be road closures as in previous years and contact made with the surrounding neighbours.

The public is asked to respect this and follow the rules as this is the only way the event will be allowed to take place.

Organiser, Marco Alexander, said: “As we are all aware this is an ever changing situation, but every precaution and rules are being followed to bring this event to the community.

“We are really pleased to be working with Aberdeenshire licensing team to bring Gadle Braes bonfire to the community again this year, but in a totally different form.

“Due to the Scottish Government guidelines we will be using local radio station Buchan Radio to live stream the event.

“No members of the public will be allowed to attend, but this is obviously outwith our control. However, we hope the community will support us and adhere to the rules under these difficult circumstances.”