Thistle give you a thrill on a cold night

Tweedbank Thistle Football Club held its last Bonfire and Fireworks night on Saturday and it has been hailed as a huge success.

Monday, 11th November 2019, 5:20 pm
Updated Monday, 11th November 2019, 5:33 pm
Bonfire and fireworks at Tweedbank on Saturday.

With a pesky weather front doing its best to put a dampener on proceedings, it wasn’t the perfect conditions for a family night out, but organisers were delighted with the turnout.

The football club’s vice-chairperson Alana Galloway told us: “It was quite dreekit, the rain fell and it was very, very cold, but we are really proud that so many of the community came along to make it a magical night ... it was a lot busier than we anticipated.

“We try our best every year to create an event for the whole community.

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“It’s far safer to come to these events than it is to try to hold your own fireworks in your garden.

“We ensure it is safe for all involved – we provide firebuckets and advice for anyone with their own sparklers – and community events mean the fireworks are much better than if you did your own.

“Individually, it’s also a lot cheaper as well.”

Alana added: “We also make sure we liase with the residents close by to ensure they know to keep their dogs indoors if they are troubled by the fireworks.”

Profits from the event – £1,177.63 – were split between the club and charities Joe’s Toes; Borders Children’s Charity and the Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team.