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Christmas Kracker and Fishermen's Hall programmes hammered by Covid-19 crisis

By Alan Beresford

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THE Buckie Christmas Kracker (BCK) and the town's Fishermen's Hall have become the latest organisations to see their events hammered by the coronavirus crisis.

A packed Cluny Square during the Christmas lights switch on.
A packed Cluny Square during the Christmas lights switch on.

Due to take place on November 21, the Kracker would once again have seen a day of fun and festivity in the centre of Buckie, culminating in the switch on of the festive lights.

However, the Kracker committee have decided to pull the plug as more restrictions come into force due to the spread of Covid-19

In a statement, the committee said: "Under the circumstances that the whole country is in at the moment with heavy hearts the Kracker committee have the made the decision to cancel the Kracker this year.

"We will review the situation at the end of June and are still holding out hope that we will be able to put on a light switch on, however this will be on a much smaller scale this year.

"In these very unusual circumstances we find ourselves in the Kracker Crew wish everyone well and look after yourselves."

The decision to close the Fishermen's Hall in line with government advice on public gatherings has seen three planned shows immediately fall by the wayside.

A statement on the hall's website said: "The next three upcoming events hosted by the hall committee have been cancelled.

"This was a mutual decision by the committee and the artists – The Beatles All you need is love, The Grand Ole Country Show and The Bohemians Queen Tribute will no longer take place and will hopefully be rescheduled for later dates.

"Anyone that has already purchased tickets will be fully refunded or they can decide to reschedule for the next arranged dates.

"We will reopen when the time is right and wish good health for you and your families during these uncertain times."

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