Yesterday, at Blackness Library, I had the pleasure of chairing the first 2013 meeting of the West End Christmas Fortnight committee. Although it may seem a long way until Christmas, as the West End Christmas Fortnight takes a lot of organising, the committee starts its planning work many months in advance.
We had a good discussion about events to be run during West End Christmas Fortnight 2013.
After the meeting, Rob Carstairs and I had a site visit to Seabraes. Rob is our excellent pyrotechnician, who has put on an excellent community fireworks display each year at the West End Christmas lights switch on.
The issue at Seabraes this year will be that the site from which the fireworks display has been launched each year is now being built on – the new District 10 facilities for creative industries companies is being constructed on the site – see right.
However, having held our site visit, Rob and I are confident that, on a new site, the fireworks display can still take place and we will be discussing this further with site owners Scottish Enterprise and with Dundee City Council in the coming weeks.