Falkirk urged to stay safe during bonfire night

The safest way to enjoy Bonfire Night is at an organised display

The safest way to enjoy Bonfire Night is at an organised display

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As the fire service gears up for their busiest night of the year, police and fire fighters are urging parents and young people to stay safe.

Guy Fawkes night tomorrow will see thousands flock to the annual fireworks display at Callendar House, and many more hold their own events in their back garden.

However, emergency services are reminding people of dangers that come with playing with explosives. Children are not permitted to buy or possess fireworks and it is against the law to set fireworks off in the street or any public place.

It is also an offence to set fireworks off between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. or to cause any unnecessary distress to animals. Unofficial bonfires are dangerous and members of the public should contact the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service if they come across any build up of rubbish that could be a fire risk.

Stuart Stevens from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service said: “November 5 is one of the busiest days of the year for the service. Unsupervised bonfires greatly increase the number of calls to the fire service and they present a real risk to the public property and wildlife.”

The safest way to enjoy Bonfire Night is at an organised event such as Callendar House Fireworks Display which starts at 6.30 p.m. tomorrow.