Peterhead's Gadle Braes bonfire postponed

Due to the recent changes in Scottish Government Guidance and the new national framework the Gadle Braes Bonfire cannot go ahead this week as planned.

Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 3:07 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th November 2020, 3:10 pm
The bonfire will remain where it is but will be fenced off with no access to the public."
The bonfire will remain where it is but will be fenced off with no access to the public."

The organiser says he has worked so hard and really closely with the council, the police and the fire service and had planned a fully Covid compliant event,

However the change to the tier structure has meant that this is now impossible,

The bonfire will unfortunately have to be postponed.

A spokesman said: "We are not able to say when the bonfire will go ahead as under the current rules it can't go ahead until we are in Tier One. The bonfire will remain where it is but will be fenced off with no access to the public."

Inspector Stuart Fisher, from Events Planning North East Division, said: "We appreciate the disappointment for the community but commend the committee for the decision to postpone the event, giving the current restrictions and risk to public health.

"We urge the good people of Buchan to observe the current Scottish Government guidelines, to look after each other and enjoy Bonfire night in a safe and responsible fashion."