Fireworks

Four free displays for North Lanarkshire

We're holding four free fireworks displays in Airdrie, Coatbridge, Cumbernauld and Motherwell - so celebrate Guy Fawkes  and keep the family safe.

On Sunday 4 November come along to: 

  • Airdrie Leisure Centre in Rawyards Park - the fireworks display begins at 7.30pm.  Parking is available at Motherwell Street and Waverley Drive and you are advised to arrive early to secure a space.
  • Dunbeth Park, Coatbridge. The fireworks begin at 7.30pm. Please note, there is no parking within the Park.
  • St Maurice's High School, Cumbernauld. The fireworks begin at 7.30pm. Car parking is available at Broadwood Stadium and a limited amount of parking at St Maurice's High School.

On Monday 5 November the fun moves to Strathclyde Country Park, Motherwell for an event jointly organised by North and South Lanarkshire Councils.

A funfair run by M&Ds will be open from 4.30pm to 9.00pm and there will be live music and entertainment from Clyde 1, including a performance from X Factor semi-finalists Cutkelvins.

The bonfire is lit at 6.45pm and fireworks begin at 7.30pm. Enjoy 30 minutes of a spectacular light show as fireworks reflect over the water of Strathclyde Loch.

Please allow plenty of time to travel to the event.

There are two entrances to Strathclyde Park:

  • North entrance at the Raith Interchange, for traffic arriving via the A725 from Bellshill and Coatbridge or southbound on the M74, leaving at Junction 5;
  • South entrance at the junction of Airbles Road and Hamilton Road for traffic from Motherwell and Wishaw or northbound on the M74, leaving at Junction 6. Traffic management will be in place to allow a left hand turn only into the park, so allow plenty of time when coming from Motherwell.

Parking is available at Hamilton Palace Grounds retail park but pedestrians entering the park via the underpass and footbridge from there must be in by 7.15pm. After that time, the footway will only be used to exit the park, to minimise congestion.

Please note, traffic will experience a delay of around 30 minutes before exiting the park after the fireworks display to allow pedestrians to leave safely - please be patient.

Waiting and loading restrictions will be in place on the streets around Strathclyde Park during the day and evening of 5 November.

To help you get maximum and safe enjoyment at each display, can we remind you:

  • Each display lasts about 30 minutes. Hot food and refreshments will be on sale.
  • An adult must accompany children under 12.
  • In the interest of safety, no sparklers or fireworks are allowed.
  • Please wear suitable clothing and footwear for this outdoor event.

 


Firework advice

Professional, spectacular shows are also the safest way to enjoy the fireworks

Anyone who is planning to buy fireworks to use at home is strongly urged to put safety first, and only buy fireworks that meet European product safety standards.

The council's Trading Standards Service advises that fireworks should be clearly marked with information including the name of the manufacturer or importer, the name, the type and category of firework, and instructions for use. Residents should also follow the Fireworks Code.

Fireworks should only be purchased from reputable retailers and not from street traders or market stalls. Trading Standards Officers intend carrying out test purchasing exercises to check that fireworks are not sold to anyone under 18 and that traders are licensed and following sales guidelines.


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