Aden-een set to light up the sky this Friday night

Aden-een promises to be a spooky spectacular this Friday.
Aden-een promises to be a spooky spectacular this Friday.

All over Buchan young folk are gearing up for for this Friday’s Aden-een - the 2013 Theatre Modo spectacular in association with Shell.

Fraserburgh Junior Arts are busy juggling heads in the park, Strichen youth group are busy mastering their stick fighting, while Peterhead Holiday group are working away at bringing the big puppets to life.

Willowbank residents are making dozens of lanterns and some frightening heads are being created by a few young people in a secret location in Peterhead.

Meanwhile costumes are being prepared, face paint designs finalised and the stilts are being looked out.

Over the years the Shell Fireworks Parade has helped young people into volunteering opportunities, jobs, training and college courses, as well as giving the young people real skills and lasting experiences.

This year, in partnership with VCA every young person taking part will be accredited for their participation, gaining a recognised award.

Aden-een is expected to be hugely busy so please leave plenty of time to arrive for the 6:30pm start.

The woods open at 6.30-7:30pm and again from 8-9pm, with the fireworks display setting off at 7.45pm.

Aden-een is free and no tickets are required.

Organisers are encouraging as many people as possible to think about walking to the park, either through the main entrance or from Old Deer.

There will be a shuttle bus running from Mintlaw Square and Mintlaw Academy.

Modo spokesperson Theresa Ritchie says: “The event will take place whatever the weather so please dress accordingly.

“Although the audience will mainly be on the paths, sensible footwear or wellies are a good thing, and wrapping up warm is definitely advised.

“But at the same time we would really like folk to dress up and help make the event as dramatic and exciting as possible.

“There have been some weird and wonderful members of the audience in previous years. It all adds to the atmosphere.”

Friends of Aden will be selling glowsticks, Spotty & Dotty will be painting little faces and there is a range of catering on offer so make sure you bring some money - and a bit more for donations!