FROM THE EDITOR
My social media feeds were chock full of people complaining about fireworks over the weekend.
Every year we have the same discussion - should fireworks for private use be banned?
Personally, I think there is absolutely no need for them. I’m old enough and from a small enough town to remember neighbourhood bonfires with a paper-stuff Guy thrown on top, and Dads carefully setting off what were, by today’s standards, very small and safe wee crackers. The biggest thrill was the Catherine Wheel, nailed onto a tree stump.
Sunday night was like being in a war zone for more than two hours. It might not have been so bad if it was just one night, but it was the third night in a row.
I’m all for a bit of harmless fun, but given the extraordinary number of lost dogs, injured horses and frightened pet owners on social media, it doesn’t appear all that harmless.
I’m all for public displays only – professional, safe and family oriented.
Let’s get it right next year.