Let’s light up the Fife skies on Bonfire Night

Fireworks at Burntisland in 2013
Fireworks at Burntisland in 2013
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Remember remember the fifth of November, gunpowder, treason ... and the annual bonfire and fireworks display in Burntisland.

The event, which is fast becoming one of the most popular family events in the local calendar, takes place on Burntisland Links on Wednesday, November 5.

The display is organised on a voluntary basis by the Burntisland Events Group and it attracts thousands of visitors from across the Kingdom.

As in previous years, the Radio Lollipop Roadshow will provide entertainment, music and fun for children of all ages from 6.00 p.m.

Burntisland Pipe Band will lead the Summer Queen and King, their attendants and the procession from the pipe band hall in Links Street down to the Links at 6.45 p.m.

This will be followed by the lighting of the bonfire at 7.00 p.m. and a professional fireworks display at 7.15 p.m. The fireworks display will be provided by 21cc.

Car parking is notoriously difficult so locals are being urged to leave their car at home and walk to the event. Those coming from further afield are being urged to use public transport to reduce congestion on the roads.

Morrison’s supermarket in Kirkcaldy and Stagecoach are working together with the Burntisland Events Group to help with parking problems in Burntisland on the night.

Morrison’s will allocate 200 parking spaces on a park and ride basis in their car park at Invertiel and Stagecoach will be providing buses to Burntisland from Links Street.

The first bus will leave at 5.57 p.m. and the second at 6.27 p.m. and additional services will be provided if demand warrants it.

While there is no set charge for entry to the event, a public collection will be taken on the night to help offset the considerable costs involved.

The display does receive some funding from Fife Council, but the group is heavily dependent on a good response from the public to make up the shortfall.

For health and safety and insurance reasons, no personal fireworks or sparklers will be permitted.

Meanwhile, there is also be a bonfire and fireworks display at Wallsgreen Park, Bowhill on Friday, November 7.

It starts at 7.00 p.m. The organising committee will be unable to collect wood locally but would welcome wooden pallets from local building firms and other companies who can deliver the wooden pallets to Wallsgreen Park on November 7 between 9.00 a.m and 3.00 p.m. Please contact the Bowhill Centre on (01592) 583471 if you can offer assistance.