Fireworks display will be a cracker


Fireworks will explode skywards to a soundtrack of superhero songs as Scotland’s biggest fireworks display lights up Glasgow Green on Wednesday, November 5.

As the city prepares to round off an incredible year during which a new generation of sporting heroes made us all proud, the evening’s theme will celebrate superheroes.

More than 50,000 people are expected to converge on the city’s oldest park for a 20 minute spectacular.

The family show starts at 5.30pm when the funfair opens. Radio presenter Knoxy will take to the microphone at 6.30pm to warm up the crowd with some pre-show music and entertainment, before the display lights up the sky from 7.30pm.

A lucky local schoolchild will join the Lord Provost for a once in a lifetime opportunity to set off the city’s fireworks.

During the display more than 3,000 fireworks will go off, setting the city ablaze with colour and providing a unique backdrop to some of Glasgow’s most iconic landmarks, including the People’s Palace and Doulton Fountain.

Lord Provost of Glasgow, Councillor Sadie Docherty, said: “The dark nights are upon us, which is why we all look forward to the sparkle of Glasgow Fireworks, Scotland’s biggest display always brightens the sky and the faces of the many thousands who come to Glasgow Green to enjoy the spectacle.

“Glasgow has enjoyed one of its most memorable years in recent times. During the summer we celebrated Team Scotland’s sporting heroes but our reputation as a great city also owes a great deal to the thousands of unsung heroes who do incredible work across our communities. Tonight’s theme is superheroes and we want to say thank you to all of them.

“Everyone is welcome to join us for one of Scotland’s biggest organised fireworks displays. Please wrap up warm and stay safe by leaving all fireworks at home. I look forward to seeing you there.”

Event organisers Glasgow Life are asking those planning on heading to the Green to wrap up warm and leave their own fireworks at home to ensure a great night is had by all.