Organised fireworks events

Fireworks display
Fireworks display

Preparations are well in hand for the annual fireworks night at Linlithgow Rugby Club so that the event goes off with a bang at Mains Park tomorrow (Saturday).

Linlithgow Rugby Club has now been running the event for the past 20 years and preparations are well in hand. Once again, the club will be spending over £3500 on fireworks alone.

Club president Craig Young, said: “It is a major venture for the club and takes up to 70 or so volunteers to stage this important event for the community. We have people building the bonfire, erecting the fences to keep people safe and stewarding on the night, not to mention setting off the fireworks themselves.

‘‘It is worth it, however, when everyone has such an enjoyable night. With rugby games on the same day at Mains Park, the pressure is on, and with a youth game on 
Sunday the tidy-up will be 
important as well!”

Craig added: “I think there has been general agreement that the last couple of years have set a high standard and we shall be looking to keep that going. We have again kept the event on a Saturday that is closest to November 5 to make it easier for people to come along, when there is more chance of no work next day.”

The bonfire will be lit at 7pm and the fireworks will begin at 7.30pm.

On the night people can expect the usual spectacular display and buy soup, tea, burgers and hot dogs to keep themselves warm. There will be glow toys for sale, and, of course, the bar will be open.

At Queensferry, the stately Hopetoun House is the backdrop for their annual bonfire and fireworks night.

The event, hosted by Real Radio’s Ewen Cameron, will have firedancers, music and a variety of hot food stalls will be available.

Tickets for Linlithgow Rugby Club fireworks night are available from the Spar at Linlithgow Bridge, The News Shop, Far from the Madding Crowd and the rugby club itself. Tickets cost £10 for a family ticket or £4 for an 
individual ticket.

Tickets for the Hopetoun House bonfire and fireworks night at 6.30pm in Queensferry cost £10 adults and £6 children, available from Hopetoun Farm Shop and online at