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Residents Urged to Remember Firework Safety


Categories: Constituency, Safer Communities

Stirling Politicians Promote Safe Practices

Evelyn Tweed MSP and Alyn Smith MP are urging the public to keep safety in mind this fireworks season, as communities across Scotland gear up to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have emphasised the possible dangers of private displays and bonfires, including risks of severe injury and damage to property. Mr Smith and Ms Tweed are encouraging residents to attend official, organised bonfires and displays where possible.

Organised public displays comply with a whole host of health and safety regulations, and will be properly monitored to ensure the safety of attendees and the surrounding landscape.

The SFRS website has a compiled list of official events across Scotland here.

Alyn Smith MP said:

‘Whilst many across Stirling enjoy this season, many others will dread it. Fireworks can be extremely dangerous, and disruptive to pets, wildlife and livestock. I strongly encourage residents across Stirling to stick to official displays and bonfires, to ensure we minimise disruption and noise for our neighbours and fellow citizens. Let’s celebrate safely and sensibly, and follow the official advice from our Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.’

Evelyn Tweed MSP said:

‘This is an exciting time of year, with longer nights closing in and Christmas on the horizon. I know families and households across Stirling will be looking forward to celebrating Guy Fawkes night with their friends and loved ones. To keep everyone safe, I echo the advice from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and urge the public to attend official events instead of hosting their own. Bonfires and fireworks can be extremely dangerous, and as our health systems continue to tackle pandemic pressures we all have a duty to celebrate in a safe manner.’