Fireworks Safety Advice for Guy Fawkes Night

Bonfire Night is almost here and the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have released a series of tips and advice on Firework Safety to ensure people have fun but don’t get hurt.

Our advice is always to attend an organised public firework display. It’s safer and better for the environment. 

This page will be updated for details of organised events across Scotland. We strongly encourage anyone who does wish to host a private event to familiarise themselves with our firework code and fire safety guidance.

The firework code should be your first port of call before buying fireworks. By following the code, you can drive down the risk of your domestic display ending in injury. 


Sadly, it is often children who are injured by fireworks. Ensure only adults handle fireworks and children watch from a safe distance. 

Remember it is illegal for the general public to use fireworks before 6pm or after 11pm. This extends to midnight on Bonfire Night and 1am on Hogmanay, Chinese New Year and Diwali. 

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