Bonfire Night Firework Display Round-Up


It’s that time of year again, so wrap up in your warmest coat, choose a cosy wooly scarf and hat and head out to see some fireworks in memory of auld Guy Fawkes. Below we’ve rounded up some of the biggest and best fireworks displays that are happening near our VM stores, why not pop down to one and join in the fun.


This year Stockton Riverside fireworks display is celebrating 50 years of classic British rock with a massive display of explosive pyrotechnics set to a soundtrack of the greatest British rock and roll hits as well as a special set from local band The Jar Family. It’s all free and takes place on November 5th between 6pm and 7:30pm.


Along the banks of the River Clyde on November 5th you will find the city’s biggest and best free fireworks display situated on Glasgow Green. It all kicks off with on-site catering from 4pm, leading onto a fun fair at 5:30pm and then the fireworks will start to shoot into the sky from 7:30pm – fun for all the family.


The Meadowbank fireworks display has been running each year in Edinburgh for over three decades and returns for 2014 with a movie character fancy dress theme. Tickets are £6.50 and the show kicks off at 7:30pm on November 5th.

Scottish Love in Action (SLA), a charity set up to help destitute children in India, are also holding firework displays, this time on Sunday November 2nd at both 4:10pm and 6:40pm. As well as the main fireworks displays, guests can also enjoy entertainment from the Delighters Fire Circus Theatre, Rock Choir and the George Watson's College Pipe Band (4:10pm) or the Edinburgh Academy Pipe Band (6:40pm). The events are happening at t George Watson’s Rugby Ground at Myreside Road, Edinburgh and tickets are £26 for a family ticket or £7.50 for a single ticket.


This year there is a very special firework display happening at one of Hull’s most iconic buildings. From the roof of the derelict Lord Line offices on St Andrews Dock, guests will be able to enjoy a 17 minute show of fireworks as a tribute to the old Hull docks and local trawlerman lost (it is estimated more than 6,000 trawlermen from Hull died at sea between the mid-19th century and the end of the fishing industry in the late 1970s). Tickets are £1 or £1.50 on the gate and all money raised will go to fund a memorial plaque for the lost trawlermen.