Snow flurries for Christmas Weekender in Inverurie

A spectacular fireworks display marks the finale to the Weekender.
A spectacular fireworks display marks the finale to the Weekender.

Snow showers sent the crowds scurrying for shelter at Inverurie’s Christmas Weekender.

Winter made an impromptu appearance on Sunday afternoon during the build-up to the finale of the two-day spectacular.

Pipe bands from Ellon, Inverurie and Kintore led the St Andrew's Day parade.

Pipe bands from Ellon, Inverurie and Kintore led the St Andrew's Day parade.

But the festive flurries failed to spoil the fun for the crowds, or the St Andrew’s Day parade, lights switch-on and the colourful fireworks display which brought the event to a close.

The Weekender draws the local community and visitors together to herald the start of the town’s festivities.

Neil Baillie, of organisers Inverurie Events, said: “As far as we are concerned, it went very well.

“The snow was a bit of a setback because it meant people had to take cover and stall takings were not what we had hoped they would be.

“But the parade, lights switch-on and fireworks display were as popular as ever.”

Mr Baillie added that for next year they would be looking again at traffic restrictions which were in place in parts of the townover the two days.

Inverurie is now open for festive business with many shops opening all week up until Christmas Eve.