Bonfire and fireworks events in and around Edinburgh and Glasgow

A list of pyrotechnic displays near you this November 5th


This article is from 2012.

Bonfire and fireworks events in and around Edinburgh and Glasgow

Crack out the sparklers and your best flame-retardant evening wear, it’s Guy Fawkes Night. Here are some events commemorating (and cremating) the infamous bomber in and around Edinburgh and Glasgow on 5 Nov

In the capital, the traditional Meadowbank Fireworks Display returns, with pre-show entertainment from 6.30pm leading up to the fireworks from 7.30pm. George Watson’s Rugby Stadium hosts two Fireworks Extravaganzas – one starting at 4.15pm, one at 7.15pm – both offering fire performers, music from the George Watson’s College Pipes and Drums and plenty of hot food and drink alongside the requisite whizzers, bangers and rockets.

Outside the city walls, Musselburgh Race Course is the venue once again for the seaside town’s fireworks display, with ‘the pus oan the bus’ Grant Stott leading pre-show entertainments from 7pm. Tranent and Cockenzie/Port Seton will also host displays. To the north of the city, Hopetoun House will have fire jugglers and a lively samba band in addition to their music-set fireworks display, while over in Fife, Burntisland’s event will feature fairground rides, refreshments and a joint appearance from the Burntisland Pipe Band and Summer Queen.

The Glasgow Green Fireworks are the headline event in that city, with food and drink, a funfair and pre-show entertainment from local radio stars Knoxy and Romeo filling a programme from 4-9pm. For those willing to venture out a bit, Strathclyde Park in Motherwell, Dalmuir Park in Clydebank and the GHA Rugby Club in Giffnock will all host their own events, the latter boasting music, cheerleaders and hotdogs.

As ever, some common sense is necessary when enjoying combustible entertainment: wrap up warm but leave the flammable clothes at home (along with any pets).

A list of UK-wide Guy Fawkes Night events is available in our listings section - set your location to find the events closest to you.

This article is from 2012.

Burntisland Bonfire & Fireworks Display

Traditional bonfire and fireworks display, with live music and fairground rides.

The Links, Burntisland

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 01592 872164

Cockenzie and Port Seton Community Council Family Fireworks

Family firework display to celebrate bonfire night.

Port Seton Links, Cockenzie & Port Seton

Sun 2 Nov


Dalmuir Park Fireworks Display

An exhilarating and spectacular fireworks display, certain to brighten the darkest of November nights.

Dalmuir Park, Clydebank

Tue 4 Nov

Free / 01389 879797

Fireworks Extravaganza

To keep up with audience demand there are two fireworks displays at George Watson's Rugby Stadium. Both shows feature a full programme of entertainment, including Delighters Fire Circus Theatre, rock choir and pipe band. Plus plenty of hot food and drink. Book online via the SLA charity website; early booking advised.

George Watson's Rugby Stadium, Edinburgh

Sun 2 Nov

£6.50–£7.50 (Family £24–£26; under 2s free) / 0131 629 9112

GHA Fireworks Display

Music, cheerleaders and hotdogs accompany this spectacular fireworks display to celebrate Bonfire Night in East Renfrewshire.


Wed 5 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed

Glasgow Fireworks

Annual huge fireworks display for all the family on Glasgow Green. Funfair runs from 4.30pm and the first bang goes off at 7.30pm.

Glasgow Green

Wed 5 Nov


Meadowbank Annual Fireworks Display

Fun for all the family at Edinburgh's only official fireworks display, which kicks off at 7.30pm.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Wed 5 Nov

£6.50 / 0844 8700 887

Strathclyde Park Fireworks

An extravaganza of music and fireworks. Bonfire lit at 7.30pm followed by fireworks at 8pm.

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Wed 5 Nov

Free / 01389 738762

Tranent Fa'side Family Fireworks

Family friendly fireworks display to celebrate bonfire night.


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