Bonfire and fireworks events for Guy Fawkes Night 2013

This article is from 2013.

Guy Fawkes Night 2013 events round-up

A comprehensive guide to bonfires and firework displays in central Scotland

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Scotland’s capital really loves fireworks – think end of the festival, Hogmanay, any given Tuesday – but Guy Fawkes Night is always the brightest day in the fireworks calendar. For a big - and free - fireworks display on the beach, head to Musselburgh Fireworks Display at Fisherrow Links at 7pm on Tue 5 Nov. Meadowbank Stadium is hosting its Annual Fireworks Display (Tue 5 Nov) with a superhero theme (so you can get double value for those Halloween costumes) – get there at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm start. Meanwhile, George Watson’s Rugby Club presents two Fireworks Extravaganzas on Sun 3 Nov this year, one at 4pm and another at 7pm. Both shows will offer the full programme which includes the MGA Academy of Performing Arts, the Edinburgh Samba School and the Edinburgh Academy Pipe Band in addition to the fireworks display.

There's plenty going on outwith the city limits as well. Hopetoun House will be putting on a Fireworks Display for all the family, with a full programme of entertainment featuring fire jugglers, a samba band and of course a stunning pyrotechnics display (last entry is 6pm with the show commencing at 6.30pm). In an easterly direction, Haddington (Sat 2 Nov) and Aberlady (Sun 3 Nov) will host displays of the own – if we had to choose between them, we'd opt for the latter, which offers barbecues, hot dogs, mulled wine and sparklers into the bargain.

In Fife, Pittencrief Park will host the Dunfermline Firework Display (Tue 5 Nov), considered one of the best in Scotland. The event will feature music and entertainment as well as appearances from the odd Forth One DJ. Limekilns (Sat 2 Nov), Saline (Sat 2 Nov) and Kirkcaldy (Sun 3 Nov) will host their own spectacular events across the weekend leading up to Guy Fawkes Night, while further north, Perth's Bonfire and Firework Display and both Baxter Park and Lochee Park in Dundee take a more traditional approach, letting their rockets fly on Tue 5 Nov.

Over in the west of the country, the main event will be the huge annual display at Glasgow Green (Tue 5 Nov), with a funfair open from 4pm, entertainment starting at 5.30pm and the display getting underway at 7.30pm.

Outside the city, Strathclyde Park (Tue 5 Nov) will host their own display, as well as a funfair, food, entertainment and a secret guest speaker. Giffnock's display (Tue 5 Nov) doesn't have mystery guests, but does offer food, music and cheerleaders from 7pm. Paisley (Sun 3 Nov), Airdrie (Mon 4 Nov), Cumbernauld (Mon 4 Nov), Coatbridge (Mon 4 Nov) and Kilmarnock (Tue 5 Nov) are getting in on the act too.

Keep in mind to wrap up warm for any events that you are going to, leave the pets and shellsuits at home, and remember, remember that swordfights with sparklers may sound like great fun (as well as a good title for a play), but ultimately result in a trip to A+E.

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.

Aberlady Fireworks and Bonfire Night

Traditional bonfire night with gates open at 5pm and display at 6pm.

Craigielaw Golf Course, Aberlady

Sun 5 Nov

£3 (Students £12; parking £4) / 07710 434347

  • 17:00

Airdrie Firework Display

Hot food and drink are available to warm your cockles at this firework display.

Airdrie Leisure Centre

Sat 4 Nov

Times to be confirmed / Free / 01236 762871

Dunfermline Fireworks Display

Bonfire night with live music.

Pittencrieff Park, Dunfermline

Sat 4 Nov

Free

  • 18:00 – 19:30

Fireworks Extravaganzas

Traditional fireworks display with pipe bands, Dance Ihayami, Delighters Fire Circus Theatre and more. Compèred by Malcolm Reid and Dougie Robertson.

George Heriot's School, Edinburgh

Fri 3 Nov

£7.50–£20 (Family £21–£42) / 0131 229 7263

George Watson's College, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Nov

£7.50 (Family £21–£42) / 0131 447 7931

George Watson's College Rugby Stadium, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Nov

£7.50

  • 16:00 – 17:15
  • 18:30 – 19:45

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GHA Fireworks Display

Music, cheerleaders and food accompany this spectacular fireworks display to celebrate Bonfire Night in East Renfrewshire. Fireworks begin at 7.15pm but guests should arrive by 7pm to avoid disappointment.

Giffnock

Sat 4 Nov

Prices to be confirmed

Glasgow Green Fireworks Display

Annual huge fireworks display for all the family on Glasgow Green. Display at 7.30pm.

Glasgow Green

Sun 5 Nov

Free

  • 17:00 – 21:00

Haddington Fireworks Association Display

A family friendly fireworks display to celebrate bonfire night. Bonfire at 7pm and fireworks at 7.45pm.

Whittinghame Drive, Haddington

Sat 4 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed

Hopetoun Bonfire & Fireworks Night

A family event for Guy Fawkes' night featuring a spectacular fireworks display set to music on one of Scotland's most impressive country estates. The floodlit facade of this stately home provides a stunning backdrop for the pyrotechnics, plus entertainment including fire jugglers and a lively samba band.

Hopetoun House, South Queensferry

Sat 4 Nov

Sold out / 0131 473 2000

Kirkcaldy Golf Club Bonfire Night Fireworks

Family-friendly annual fireworks display complete with bonfire, carvery and a magician.

Kirkcaldy Golf Club

Sun 5 Nov

£4 / 01592 205240

  • 17:30

Limekilns Bonfire and Fireworks Display

A spectacular fireworks display organised by the 81st Fife Scouts.

Capernaum Scout Hall, Limekilns

Sat 4 Nov

Prices to be confirmed

  • 19:00 – 20:30

Meadowbank Annual Fireworks Display

Fun for all the family at Edinburgh's only official fireworks display. This year features a sci-fi theme.

Meadowbank Sports Centre, Edinburgh

Sun 5 Nov

£7 / 0844 8700 887

Paisley Fireworks Display

Outdoor fireworks display featuring live music. Entertainment from 2–6pm.

Town Centre, Paisley

Sat 4 Nov

Free

  • 12:00 – 19:00

Strathclyde Park Fireworks Display

An extravaganza of music and fireworks. Bonfire lit at 7.15pm followed by fireworks at 8pm.

Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell

Sun 5 Nov

Times & prices to be confirmed / 01389 738762

Saline & Steelend Bonfire and Fireworks Display

A safe way to enjoy fireworks and a great big bonfire this Guy Fawkes Night.

Broadwood Bonfire Night

Gather round the bonfire for a cosy night out.

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