Bonfire and fireworks events for Guy Fawkes Night 2013

Guy Fawkes Night 2013 events round-up

A comprehensive guide to bonfires and firework displays in central Scotland


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.

Strathclyde Park Fireworks Display

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

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.

Dunfermline Fireworks Display

Please note: the annual fireworks display will not take place in 2019 (more details). Bonfire night fireworks plus live music entertainment.

Limekilns Bonfire and Fireworks Display

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

Saline & Steelend Bonfire and Fireworks Display

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

Paisley Fireworks Spectacular

Outdoor fireworks display featuring entertainment from Pulse FM's Gus. The theme for 2019 is the 90s, with a soundtrack from Britney Spears and Blur, Chesney Hawkes and Celine Dion. The display takes place at 7pm.

Meadowbank Annual Fireworks Display

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

Glasgow Green Fireworks Display

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

Broadwood Bonfire Night

Gather round the bonfire for a cosy night out.

Airdrie Firework Display

Hot food and drink are available to warm your cockles at this firework display. Bonfire at 7pm in Rawyards Park, then fireworks display at 7.30pm. Parking is available at Motherwell Street and Waverley Drive and you are advised to arrive early to secure a space.

Aberlady Fireworks and Bonfire Night

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

Kirkcaldy Golf Club Bonfire Night Fireworks

Family-friendly annual fireworks display complete with food and games. Bonfire is lit at 7pm with fireworks to follow.

Haddington Fireworks Association Display

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

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.

Scottish Love in Action Fireworks Extravaganza

Traditional fireworks display with pipe bands, Delighters Fire Circus Theatre, The MGA Academy of Performing Arts and more. Compèred by Malcolm Reid and Dougie Robertson.