This year Guy Fawkes Night falls on a Tuesday (5th November) and will be marked by the now traditional bonfire and fireworks display on the Links. Notwithstanding the fact that Kirkcaldy will be holding a similar event on the same night, huge crowds are expected to descend on the town to witness Burntisland’s unique display.
As this event has increased in popularity, it has led to severe traffic congestion, caused by huge vehicle numbers and often by inconsiderate parking.
Organisers have liaised with Fife Council and the Police to establish restricted parking areas, on Aberdour, Cromwell, Kinghorn, Kirkcaldy, and Kirkton Roads, along with strong enforcement action by police and parking attendants. Residents are advised to check notices on lamp posts before the event.
This will hopefully result in a smoother flow of traffic, allowing public transport to run freely and on time.
It is also hoped that Scotrail trains will make additional stops at Burntisland, like last year. As usual people are encouraged to walk or come by public transport. Blue badge holders will get priority in the Links car park.
The bonfire will be lit at 7 pm with the spectacular fireworks display soon after. As in previous years, there will be a mini funfair in the Links car park and many of Burntisland’s food and drinks outlets will be open ‘til late. Make a night of it—enjoy the display, eat, drink and be merry!
The organisers are always on the lookout for volunteers, especially stewards and bucket shakers on the night—contact Events Group Chair Ailsa Powrie via firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help out.
Finally, this is a free event organised by volunteers who work behind the scenes and fund raise throughout the year. Much of the essential funds are raised through a bucket collection on the night so please give generously.
In keeping with the Burntisland tradition of having the bonfire and fireworks on the 5th, the 2019 event will be Tuesday. The fireworks company has been booked!
Monday 5th (2018) Burntisland Links
Bonfire lit at 7 (but people will have been around the exclusion zone fence for a while).
Fireworks 7:15 for about half an hour.
Shows due to be there on the night (you’ll remember some from the summer) include Sizzler, Miami, Ghost train, Funhouse plus some Kiddies Rides and stalls.
Entertainment and public announcements by Radio Lollipop –
“The RoadShow unit comes complete with expert radio presenters and Radio Lollipop Volunteers who provide a central service point for any outdoor entertainment activity. It can act as the central broadcast and entertainment point, provide face painting and hair spraying as well as the famous Lollipop Shop.”
Opening later than a normal Monday
Food for Thought cafe