‘Our fireworks display wasn’t as good as usual’
Tablers say sorry for malfunction
Organisers of Monday’s Bridge of Allan Bonfire Night event have apologised after some fireworks failed to ignite.
Organisers Bridge of Allan and Stirling Round Table have promised to correct the malfunction in time for their 40th anniversary show next November 5.
Tablers say the display failed meet the standards of previous events.
Around 6500 spectators took in the annual bonfire and fireworks display at the Games Field on Monday evening.
It proved to be another big hit with onlookers but organisers admit there was an issue with some of the fireworks.
In an online post, the group said: “While the fireworks show was also great to see, we appreciate it maybe did not hit the same incredible heights as we have done in the past.
“We have received feedback from the professional pyrotechnics company who we hire to run the show that a number of their fireworks failed to go off and they are currently looking into this issue. They, and we, offer sincere apologies.
“This is the first time in our 39 shows we have had this malfunction, and while we strongly feel it did not affect the overall value or experience of the night, we are determined to make our 40th anniversary fireworks show next year bigger and better to reflect this.”
The post added: “We’re incredibly grateful of the continued support of the community and the thousands of spectators and volunteers who turned out on the night.
“Thanks to everybody who bought a ticket, we raised thousands of pounds with every penny of profit going directly to good causes. We look forward to you all joining us next year for our ‘Fireworks 40’ which will be special.”
Despite the Tablers’ remarks, people expressed support for them and the event.
Julia Riddell said: “We come every year and had a feeling something was amiss. We thought that maybe some of the fireworks weren’t going off but these things can happen. Still, a great night and won’t stop us coming back.”
Lesley-Anne Tollerton said: “We did wonder when the fireworks kept going quiet. However the finale was pulled off without a hitch and that’s the biggest part of the show. Abba Revival were fantastic and I had a great evening.”
Victoria Anderson added: “We wondered that something was wrong and felt so sorry for the organisers as I’m sure these things can quite easily go wrong.
“Never mind, still a great night and I’m sure next year will be amazing as previous years have always been.”
Fireworks were set off to the soundtrack of The Greatest Showman. Tablers say the event costs around £15,000 to stage each year, half of which is spent on the fireworks, with all profits being split between a variety of groups.
First time in our 39 shows we have had this malfunction
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