Join a celebration of culture and community in the beautiful surrounds of Aden Country Park as young people bursting with energy and enthusiasm create an extravaganza of delight.

This year the event is based on the Scottish tale, Thomas the Rhymer, who one night was taken, under the spell of the Elf Queen, to the Fairy Otherworld.

The Shell Fireworks Parade

Aden-een is a youth regeneration project led by Modo in partnership with Shell, Aden Country Park, Buchan Development Partnership, Community Planning Partners and Aberdeenshire Council.

Now in its seventh year the Shell Fireworks Parade brings together and engages hundreds of participants from across Aberdeenshire, giving young people real and transferable skills and experiences as they create routines, props and performances for the big event.

Over the years, the project has helped people into jobs, training and college courses. It has encouraged hundreds of young people to engage in something positive and to gain accreditation for their achievements. It has brought real personal and social benefits for participants and the community.

Last year Modo and Shell UK won the prestigious Arts & Business Placemaking Award which celebrates the successful collaboration between the Arts and Business Sectors.

John Raine, Communications & Social Performance Advisor of Shell UK said “Shell has been proud sponsor of The Shell Fireworks Parade for 6 years now, and it a real honour to win the Placemaker Award from Arts and Business Scotland 2014.  The parade was designed to address social issues and community needs, whilst bringing together the community in a high-profile celebration of art and culture. I think that we have achieved that, and this tremendous achievement that is something we can all be proud of. I believe that it is vitally important that Shell continue to support community projects like the Fireworks Parade, and the many other programmes that are delivering lasting benefits to our local communities.”


Modo is committed to keeping this event free of charge so it can be enjoyed by the whole community.  We continue to receive huge support from Shell and others, without which this event would not be possible, but as the audience grows and the number of young people increases, so do the costs of creating the event.

We ask anyone who can afford to contribute, to donate what you can to ensure the event continues for years to come.


For those who have enjoyed Aden-een, The Shell Fireworks Parade in previous years but would like to get more involved, there are opportunities to support the event by volunteering as a Marshall or assisting with the groups on the night.  Please get in touch on the number below.


6.30pm – 9pm: Friday 30th October

Woods open: 6.30-7.30pm & 8-9pm. Fireworks: 7.45pm.

Free and unticketed. Food, music and more in the courtyard.

Bring torches, wellies, donations, fancy dress and a sense of adventure.

Leave plenty of time for parking. Not recommended for under 5s. No alcohol. No dogs.

Any queries or information on how to get involved please contact us.

Tel: 01779 600020 or on Facebook at Modo Scotland.

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