Firework displays: where can you go in Angus

Police Scotland is urging people to enjoy the festivities but to use fireworks safely, responsibly and with consideration for others.

Police Scotland is urging people to enjoy the festivities but to use fireworks safely, responsibly and with consideration for others.

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Angus residents hoping to enjoy a firework display this Saturday, have plenty of options to choose from.

A number of displays have been planned across the county for this Saturday (November 5). They are:

Arbroath: the firework display starts at 6.30pm at Inchcape Park. Attendees are reminded that sparklers are not permitted. The event has been organised by the Fireworks for Arbroath volunteer group.

Carnoustie: Starting at 6.30pm, The Carnoustie Gala Committee Torchlight Parade will depart from Woodlands Primary School, bound for the seafront. The procession will reach the Black Slab in time for the 7pm start of Carnoustie Coastguard Association’s fireworks display.

Charleston - Charleston Village will be hosting its annual firework display and bonfire night from 7pm, with the display starting at 7.30pm in the field on the front row of Charltston, Glamis. Donations taken on the night.

Edzell - The annual spectacular starts with the bonfire at 6.30pm, following by the display at 6.45pm. The evening is a community run event and collection buckets will also be on hand to raise money for next year’s event.

Kirriemuir - The Round Table have organised this year’s event, with the help of Kirrie Rotary, and the ladies from the town’s Regeneration Group. The event starts at 5pm with live music with the bonfire lit at 6pm.

Ahead of Bonfire Night, Police Scotland has urged the public to keep safe, and encouraged people to attend organised events. Tayside Division will be working closely with Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and the local authorities in the run up to Bonfire Night in a bid to reduce the number of unauthorised bonfires and fireworks offences reported.

Superintendent Graeme Murdoch said: “As Bonfire Night approaches, I would encourage members of the public to attend organised displays or events across Tayside. We urge everyone to follow the safety advice given by Scottish Fire and Rescue Service in respect of bonfires and the use of fireworks.

“Anybody thinking of using fireworks should be aware it is an offence to throw, cast or fire any firework in or into a public place, and for any person being under 18 years of age to be in possession of a firework in a public place. It is also an offence to sell fireworks to anyone under 18 years of age.”

“If you are planning on having a private fireworks display at home please ensure that someone responsible is in charge. Let neighbours know you are having a display, especially elderly neighbours, so they are not alarmed by any sudden loud noises. Similarly, keep all pets indoors, as some animals can become very distressed by loud noises.”

“We want people to enjoy this time of year safely, but please show respect for others and act responsibly.”

SFRS Local Senior Officer Colin Grieve added: “Scottish Fire and Rescue Service would urge every member of the public who is thinking of holding their own bonfire or fireworks display to attend an organised event instead.

“Choosing to attend only official events helps to protect the wider community by ensuring resources aren’t tied-up at needless incidents when they could be needed at a real emergency.

“More importantly it’s much safer for you, your family and your friends – we want you to have fun and stay safe.”

For more information on staying safe this bonfire night visit SFRS website.