Hav­ing a blast in Strathyre

Stirling Observer - - STIRLINGSHIRE REMEMBERS -

Around 200 vil­lagers turned out for the sec­ond ever Strathyre fire­works dis­play.

Balquhid­der, Loc­hearn­head And Strathyre Com­mu­nity Trust’s Strathyre sub– group or­gan­ised the tra­di­tional Guy Fawkes night fes­tiv­i­ties.

Res­i­dents were en­ter­tained by the colour­ful dis­play which lit up the skies and also had the op­por­tu­nity to in­dulge in tasty treats from stalls.

At­ten­dance to the event was free with peo­ple sim­ply asked to make do­na­tions to­wards the run­ning costs of next year’s dis­play.

BLS trust di­rec­tor Sarah Gib­son said:“It was a great suc­cess. One of our com­mit­tee mem­bers Emma Richards made all the stalls her­self. The com­mu­nity comes to­gether on the day to set this up and break down the next day; it’s a lot of hard work but def­i­nitely worth it.”

Busi­nesses also sup­ported the event and the to­tal raised on the night was £1365.

Or­gan­is­ers now hope that over the next few years they will be able to raise enough money to do­nate to com­mu­nity projects in­clud­ing up­keep of Strathyre Vil­lage Hall.

Vol­un­teers Sarah Gib­son, Grant Gib­son, Sheri­dan Adams, David Richards

Big bang Strathyre’s fire­works dis­play proved pop­u­lar

Happy helpers Janet Richards and Mette Wright

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