This is a completely family orientated event. The spectators all stand within the Spynie Kirk car park (pedestrians only). The entrance to this area is marshalled.
Food is on sale at reasonable prices. Hot dogs & soup for £1. Juice & hot drinks cost 50p. There is a bottle stall & a kids lucky dip/card game. New this year is the cake & candy stall.
The bonfire will be lit at 7pm with the fireworks following shortly afterwards, once the fire is well alight. Because of Spynies elevated position overlooking the Laich of Moray, the fireworks look spectacular with the black backdrop of the Moray Firth.
Wave Radio will be broadcasting live from Spynie from 6pm.
Riverside Kitchens and Tennants (Elgin) Ltd. are sponsoring us again this year, along with Simpsons Plumbers Ltd. Without their kindness this event could not go ahead.
The display has always been well attended & last year we had record numbers, unfortunately we were unprepared for so many cars. This year Moray Council are kindly closing the Spynie road to all but fireworks traffic, we have improved the car parks & will have more trained marshals on duty. So parking should be simple.
There is no charge to come & watch the fireworks- there are collection buckets & you are encouraged to give generously if you can. The money from these buckets pay for the fireworks with any extra money being used for hall improvements.
Please come along & enjoy a great family night.
There was an older hall than the one which stands today. The earlier hall stood just along the road & was built of wood & corrugated iron. It was in this hall that many fund-raising events for the new hall took place in the late 1940's under the leadership of the late Mr Douglas Morrison who was the headmaster of Spynie School. This new hall was to be a memorial to the returning war veterans.
The Victory Fund Committee worked hard & raised funds which qualified them for a £1,000 grant, they also received a £1,500 interest free loan. Mr Ernest Mathieson of Laverlockloch gave the land for the hall to be build on & in 1953 the new Spynie Hall (Victory Hall) was opened.
The hall was built for the benefit of Spynie residents. Over the years the hall has been a meeting place for many clubs & activities, as well as a place for locals to hold functions.
The hall celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2003 when the chairman at the time, the late Mr John MacLean hosted an evening of events & celebrations.
The present hall committee are still working hard, bringing the Village Hall into the 21st century with improvements on-going all the time.
There 2 groups which meet on a weekly basis at the hall
Badminton club meet on a Wednesday evening.
Contact Mrs A Geddes on 01343 541337
Meet on a Monday evening with classes for ring craft, bronze, silver & gold. Also obedience classes.
Contact Mrs M McCook on 01343 542070 or Mrs J Taylor on 01343 850230
|Hire of Hall, Kitchen & Field|
|Morning||9am - 1pm||£50|
|Afternoon||1pm - 5pm||£50|
|Evening||6pm - Midnight||£100|
|Whole day||9am - Midnight||£150|
|Shorter Hire||Per hour||£15|