Moray communities large and small enjoy fireworks spectacular

Early rain threat to Elgin - but all right on the night!
Early rain threat to Elgin – but all right on the night! (pic: David Robertson)

HUNDREDS TURNED OUT to celebrate the annual bonfire and fireworks display organised by the Elgin Rotary Club on Saturday.

The massive display is one of the most anticipated in the region – and while the display this year looked like it might be a wash-out the clouds cleared just in time to ensure there were no damp squibs.

Each year the Rotary Club depend on collections made to fund the following event, so a smaller crowd would have badly affected their ability to continue at the high tempo that has become expected in Elgin.

While collection figures are not yet known things were looking a lot better by the time the display got under way – lit this year by club president Donald Miller and his wife Evelyn.

On top of the bonfire was a guy that was created by the props team of the Out of the Darkness theatre company, while the massive fireworks display was provided and controlled by Moray Firth Fireworks Ltd.

Tiny community at
Tiny community at Lochhills were treated to their own display (pic: David Robertson)

Hundreds more turned out at the same time on Saturday for the display in Forres organised by the Forres Rotary Club, while there was a surprise for local residents at Lochhills where a display was created by Viewfield Farm.

The small community were treated to a display that was the result of the trimming of hedgerows on the farm in recent weeks, with the owners deciding to make a display of burning the results of their labours and providing a display of their own – with personal invitation letters issued to residents!

Elgin display
Elgin display (pic: David Robertson)