Tag: fireworks

Fireworks Safety Tips

Tips on Bonfire Night to keep yourself and your pets safe Keep pets indoors – most animals get very scared by the lights and noise from fireworks Never throw spent fireworks on a bonfire Take care around bonfires – all clothes, even those labelled ‘low flammability’ can catch fire Keep your pets occupied by giving […]

Halfway Fireworks Display

Halfway are hosting their annual Fireworks display on Saturday, 6th November 2021. Organised displays are few and far between in Scotland this year as the pandemic continues, with most local authority displays cancelled. However, a few private displays are still going ahead. Halfway’s display is free to enter and is self funding with a tremendous […]

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 […]

Safe Fireworks Night

Tomorrow is bonfire night and although firework displays are cancelled and outdoor gatherings of more than 6 people prohibited this year, some families may revert to setting off fireworks privately in their gardens. With no organised displays, it’s as important as ever to be safe around fireworks, especially if you’re handling them yourselves. We’ve decided […]

Responsible Firework Use

There’s been a lot of chat this week on Blantyre Telegraph Live Chat Group about the use of Fireworks. As we approach the 5th of November, we’re firmly into ‘fireworks season’ and no doubt you’ll be aware that shops in Blantyre have already started selling fireworks. The lead up to Fireworks night always presents some […]

Responsible Dog Walking

With fireworks starting to go off around the town, it’s a reminder to keep dogs on the lead for now when out walking. In previous years we’ve been inundated from dog owners whose pets had ran off or were spooked in gardens. With fireworks on sale in shops, there’s not a lot that can be […]

You Left Your Rubbish!

C’mon folks we can do better than this! Looks like somebody had a fireworks display in McAnulty (Stonefield) Public Park on Saturday night and left a right mess, prompting several complaints. Left to others to clean up, there was more rubbish than this picture shows. We’ll never understand people who mindlessly litter Blantyre’s parks.