Fireworks – New Restrictions

New restrictions are in place on fireworks use. It is illegal to set off fireworks before 6pm and after 11pm – or midnight on Nov 5 and 1am on Hogmanay, Chinese New Year and Diwali.

A spokesperson for the Scottish Fire & Rescue Services told us, “As a precautionary measure, many organisations and councils have again cancelled their firework displays. Organised displays are few and far between again this year. As such, if you are unable to attend an organised display, we would ask you to consider the impact of fireworks on people and animals. It is often children rather than adults who are injured by fireworks. The noise and lights that fireworks emit can also be overwhelming for people with a sensory impairment and those with neurological differences such as autism. Animals can also find fireworks particularly distressing.”

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