Melrose open for Hogmanay despite fireworks cancellation

Melrose open for Hogmanay despite fireworks cancellation

Melrose remains open for residents and visitors to celebrate Hogmanay despite the cancellation of the popular fireworks display this year.

The popular display, which attracted 4,000 people each year, was cancelled by Melrose Community Council in August.

However, Leaderdale and Melrose councillors Kevin Drum, Tom Miers and David Parker are reminding people the town’s various restaurants, cafes and bars will be trading as usual for the countdown to 2018.

Councillors Drum, Miers and Parker said in a joint statement: “The fireworks display was a hugely successful event which brought people to Melrose but it became very difficult to run on a voluntary basis for Melrose and District Community Council.

“As a result, the Community Council had no option but to cancel the event.

“While there will be no fireworks display, the town still has plenty to offer for those wishing to welcome in 2018.”

Local Community Inspector Tony Hodges of Police Scotland said: “While not wishing to put people off visiting Melrose, we would remind people that there are no formal celebrations planned for Melrose town centre and ask that appropriate consideration is given to residents and businesses in the area.”

Date of Publication: 21st September