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Fireworks 2017

Sunday 5 November 2017
Beach Boulevard
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Hosted by Northsound 1's Jeff and Lauren in the Morning.

  • 6.30PM - Fire jugglers and charity fire walk
  • 7.30PM - 20 minutes fireworks display set to music 
  • Park and Ride from Bridge of Don, Kingswells & Souter Head Road at Aberdeen Altens Hotel (formerly Altens Thistle Hotel)
  • The best vantage points for the display are around the Beach Boulevard, Queen's Links and Esplanade areas
  • Disabled parking is limited and available to blue badge holders on a first come first served basis on Links Road at the foot of Urquhart Road
  • Remember to wrap up warmly, leave dogs at home and please don't bring your own fireworks or alcohol.

Park and Ride Times

Sunday 5 November 2017

Avoid the traffic and take advantage of free parking.

Fares
  • Adult 1.50 return
  • Child 1.00 return

Outbound Timetable

Bridge of Don Park & Ride

17:40

 17:55

 18:10

 18:25

 18:40

Beach Leisure Centre, Esplanade

 17:55

 18:10

 18:25

 18:40

 19:00

Kingswells Park & Ride

 17:40

18:00

 18:20

Beach Boulevard

 18:30

 18:55

 19:15

Souter Head Road Park & Ride
Aberdeen Altens Hotel

17:40

18:00

18:20

Beach Boulevard

18:15

 18:35

 19:00


Return Timetable

Beach Leisure Centre, Esplanade

 20:00

20:15 

Bridge of Don Park & Ride

 20:20

20:35

Cotton Street

20:00

20:15 

Kingswells Park & Ride

20:40

20:55

Cotton Street

 20:00

 20:15

Souter Head Road Park & Ride Aberdeen Altens Hotel

 20:35

 20:50

  • Kingswells Park & Ride is on the A994 at Kingswells and will operate buses every 20 minutes starting at 5.40pm with the last bus leaving at 6.20pm. The journey will take about 55 minutes.
  • Bridge of Don Park & Ride is based at the AECC, off Ellon Road and will operate buses every 15-20 minutes starting at 5.40pm with the last bus leaving at 6.40pm. The journey will take about 15 minutes.
  • Souter Head Road Park & Ride is at the Aberdeen Altens Hotel, off Souter Head Road and will operate buses every 20 minutes starting at 5.40pm with the last bus leaving at 6.30pm. The Journey will take about 35 minutes.
  • Park & Ride buses will transport spectators direct to the beach and return to P&R sites immediately after the event closes. 
  • Low floor wheelchair accessible vehicles will be used on all services.  

Road Closures

The full list of road closures for the Fireworks event can be found here:

 
Frequently Asked Questions

 

  • What is the best way to get to the fireworks display?
    We highly recommend you use public transport or the Park and Ride services from Bridge of Don, Kingswells and Souter Head Road (Aberdeen Altens Hotel, AB12 3LF) Park and Ride. They all have drop off and pick up points very close to the display area.
  • Is there parking provided?
    No, there isn't any dedicated parking spaces. There is a limited amount of parking for Blue Badge holders only on Links Road between Urquhart Road and the Beach Ballroom with access via Urquhart Road. Don't forget your blue badge and spaces are available on a first come first served basis. After the event, please be patient as you will need to wait for the crowds to leave before you are allowed to drive away.
  • What time do the roads close and reopen?
    The majority of the roads close at 5.30pm and re-open at 9.00pm on Sunday 5 November 2017. There are some exceptions and full details on the road closures and traffic restrictions will be available here shortly.
  • Why are so many roads closed when the fireworks display is on?
    As over 12,000 people annually attend this event we have to close the nearby roads to ensure everyone can enter, watch and leave the Queens Links area safely.
  • Can I bring sparklers to the event?
    Sparklers are permitted, please use the sparkler bins provided.
  • Can I bring fireworks to the event?
    No, in the interests of public safety we do not allow any fireworks or sky lanterns at the event. Anyone found with fireworks will have them removed.
  • What should I do if my child gets lost?
    As this is a very popular and busy event please ensure you keep a close watch on young children at all times. Please tell your children that if they get lost to tell a Police Officer or Event Steward wearing hi-visibility clothing. Parents and carers should immediately report a lost child to a Police Officer or Event Steward with a description of their appearance and clothing.

Fireworks Leaflet

 

Contact Information

Should you require any further information regarding the Fireworks Spectacular, please contact:

  • John Purcell, Events Officer, Aberdeen City Council, Town House, Broad St, Aberdeen, AB10 1AQ
  • Tel: 01224 523575
  • Email: cityevents@aberdeencity.gov.uk

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