BONFIRE night celebrations in Carnoustie went off with a bang this year.
The torchlight parade, bonfire and fireworks display organised by the Carnoustie Gala Committee and the Carnoustie Coastguard crew attracted large crowds to the Black Slab car park on Saturday.
Celebrations started in the morning with a coffee morning in the Philip Hall which raised £385 and a Guy Fawkes competition.
The best overall Guy came from Marie Fagan and Titanic Pizza, while the Youth Trophy was awarded to Caitlin Devlin.
Carnoustie Gala Committee chairman Ed Oswald said: “This year’s torchlight parade was the biggest yet with all 450 torches sold out. A crowd of approximately 2,000 made its way from Woodlands School.”
Carnoustie Coastguard station officer Lindsay Martin was delighted with another successful display. He said: “We’re very pleased, it was an excellent turnout and an excellent night. Everybody was in good spirits and everybody said it was the best display we’ve had.”
Facebook comments regarding a ban on sparklers prompted Lindsay to explain. He said: “I know there have been comments about Gala Committee members speaking to folk about sparklers but unfortunately the insurance company insisted that nobody used their own fireworks or sparklers for safety reasons.
“It’s not anybody being Bolshevik about it, it’s actually the rules set down. That’s why we’ve had these safe fireworks displays all these years to protect people and give everybody a safe and fun evening.”