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Banff fireworks display and bonfire cancelled


By Kyle Ritchie

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Organisers of the Banff fireworks display have taken the decision to cancel this year's event.

The colourful show and bonfire held on the Saturday closest to November 5 usually attracts hundreds of people to the grounds at Duff House.

However, the continued uncertainty over the coronavirus situation has meant Banff Round Table, which organises the event, has been forced to cancel it.

There will be no fireworks display at Banff's Duff House grounds this year.
There will be no fireworks display at Banff's Duff House grounds this year.

A spokesman for the group said: "After much discussion and waiting to see if the Covid situation would take a more positive turn, we’ve taken the hard decision to cancel this year's bonfire and fireworks display at Duff house.

"Even with restricted numbers and implementing social distancing measures we would not be acting in the best interest of the local community running an event that attracts crowds and instead decided to do our best to keep the towns safe."

The display has been part of the town's calendar of events for more than 30 years.

As well as the fireworks and bonfire the event also usually features music from Deveron FM, and hot food and drinks from caterers.

Donations raised at the display help to fund future events and are distributed throughout local groups.

The group added it was looking forward to the 2021 event.

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