This year’s Glenrothes fireworks display has been cancelled after the main organising group withdrew in August, it has been announced.
The annual display is a firm fixture in the town’s calendar at Gilvenbank Park, and hundreds of people turned out for the spectacular last year.
However, funding the event has proved increasingly problematic over the years and organisers have sadly decided to pull the plug.
The news comes just days after it was confirmed that Dunfermline would not be staging its annual display in Pittencrieff Park after the collapse of the Dunfermline Delivers Business Improvement District.
Councillor Fiona Grant, convener of the Glenrothes area committee, said: “Although the Glenrothes fireworks display is not a Fife Council event it has been heavily financed by the Glenrothes area committee over the past few years.
“Each year fewer folk have had to do more to ensure the event happened, unfortunately this year the tipping point has been reached.
“We are disappointed that the fireworks display won’t be taking place this year but we encourage people who are interested to get involved and help next year’s event take off.”
The council, along with partners in Police Scotland and Scottish Fire and Rescue, say they will work with any group that comes forward to organise an event for 2020.
However, the organising group will be required to produce a financial model that does not rely heavily on Fife Council at least 12 months in advance of the event.