Big display to go off with a bang!

Carnoustie Torchlight Parade.
Carnoustie Torchlight Parade.

Organisers are promising that this year’s Carnoustie bonfire and fireworks will be the biggest one in its 30 year history.

The bonfire and fireworks display, which follows on from the annual torchlight parade will take place on Saturday, November 2.

Carnoustie Coastguard organise the event at the Black Slab, where a collection takes place to fund the following year’s display.

Next month’s event will not only see a bigger and brighter display of fireworks but also the visit of a carnival to add to the atmosphere.

And with the promise of the best event yet, Lindsay Martin from Carnoustie Coastguard is hoping for a bigger than normal turnout.

He told the Guide & Gazette: “In the 30 years we have been doing this, it will be our biggst one yet.

“With the carnival also coming it will just add to the atmosphere.

“We’ve managed to put on a bigger display as we have a wee bit more money than last year and that is down to donations and we usually get up to 4,000 people come down.

“So in the 30 years we’ve been doing it, it has grown greatly.

“It would be great if we could get as many people down to the Black Slab as possible and then we just have to hope for good weather, no wind and lots of donations.”

As reported last week, next Saturday will also see the annual judging of the Guy competition in the Philip Hall at 10.30 a.m. There will be prizes for both junior and adult winners and the contest is open to all clubs and organisations.

The torchlight parade later that evening starts at 6.30 p.m., and leaves from Woodlands Primary School on Queen Street, and makes its way to the Black Slab for the fireworks and bonfire.

Torches are available to buy priced £3 from the Fobel Shop on Park Avenue.