The Forres Bonfire and Fireworks Display has been cancelled for a second year despite all efforts by the organisers to make them happen.
The new vaccine passport legislation which comes into force just before the event was due to take place on 6 November, has been blamed for making it too complicated, and so the club has made the decision to call off the display in Grant Park.
Tony O’Neill, Forres Rotary Club president said: “The need to restrict access to the park and the procedures required to check vaccine passports are just too expensive and complex for the club to implement safely. We have looked closely at the options, and discussed the issue with Moray Council but there simply isn’t a way for us to go ahead”.
The Rotary Clb’s Fireworks Team Leader, Carlo Miele, added: “The club is bitterly disappointed to have had to take this decision. The bonfire night events are always wonderful family events and, having missed last year due to lockdown, we had hoped to give our communities a special event this year”.
The club hopes to be able to bring the popular events back in 2022. It is understood that Elgin Rotary Club has also cancelled its display.