BONFIRE night is fast approaching with November 5 just a couple of weeks away. 

The annual tradition is going to be different again this year with the ongoing Covid pandemic, in addition to Cop26 in Glasgow impacting events. 

Another major change is the introduction in June of tigher firework laws in Scotland

The Scottish Fire and Rescie Service is urging the public to attend organised public displays rather than set off fireworks privately. 


What are the new rules on firework restrictions?

  • It is now ILLEGAL for the general public to set fireworks off before 6pm and after 11pm in the evening (this extends to midnight on 5th November and 1am on New Year's Eve, Chinese New Year and Diwali).
  • Fireworks can now only be sold to you between 7am and 6pm, unless you are buying on behalf of a community or public display or similar.
  • The maximum amount of fireworks which can be sold at any one time is 5kg NEC



Where are public displays taking place?


  • Peterhead - Nov 5 - Gadle Braes, 18:45-22:00.
  • Aviemore – Cairngorm Hotel Nov 5 - Grampian Road, Aviemore, 18.00
  • Dornoch TBC (Friday 6 th/Saturday 7th November) weather depending -Land behind Meadows Care Home Dornoch
  • Inverness Fri 5th Nov - Inverness Castle Northern Meeting Park - The public are asked not to meet there but to watch from their homes with family and friends. 
  • Tain (S29) Nov 5 - The Links, Tain Bonfire & Fireworks Display – 19:00
  • Thurso Seafront Nov 4 – end of the promenade Thurso Rotary Club Orkney
  •  Eday Nov 5 -  Eday Community School Eday KW17 2AA Event will run from 18:30 – 20:00
  • Kirkwall Sat 6 Nov public bonfire and fireworks display adjacent to the Peedie Sea, Pickaquoy Road,and St Ola Community Council 6.45pm to 10.00pm 
  • Westray 5/11/21 Sand o' Gil Event will run from 18:45 – 20:00
  • Edinburgh City TBC
  • East Calder (West Lothian) Friday 5th Nov Calderwood, East Calder, EH530GE  6.30pm-11.30pm
  •  Buckhaven - Sat 6 th Nov Buckhaven Braes, Buckhaven Fun Fair and Community Bonfire 6:30 – 9 pm
  •  Cupar Nov 6 Cupar Golf Club
  • Elie - Nov 5 - Ship Inn, Elie On the beach
  • Knockhill Racing Circuit Nov 6 3pm (gates open at 2.30pm) The Live Action Show will include racing demonstrations, fireworks display at approximately 5.45pm.
  • Lochgelly Nov 6-  Lochgelly Raceway
  • East Lothian and Scottish Borders TBC
  • Bridge of Allan Nov 5 - Strathallan Games Park, Bridge of Allan from 6:00pm
  • Lenzie Nov 5 (tbc) Lenzie Rugby Club 7.30pm
  • Dumfries & Galloway TBC
  • Ayr - Nov 5 - Ayr Rugby Club18:00-TBC 
  • Ballantrae - 5th Nov - Ballantrae harbour Area, 1800
  • Girvan 6th Nov - Louisa Drive Fireworks display 18:00 -21:00. 
  • Kilwinnin - 5th Nov - McGavin Park, Dalry Rd,
  • Kirkmichael 5th Nov - South Ayrshire Playing Fields Straiton Road, 19:30 - 21:30 
  • Newmilns 5th Nov -TBC
  • Big Barrhead Hallowe’en Parade - Sat 30 Oct