Fireworks Display 2017

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People are being encouraged to attend this year's Dundee fireworks displays at Baxter and Lochee Parks on Sunday November 5.

Last year, the Dundee City Council organised events at the two parks attracted tens of thousands of spectators.

Dundee City Council officials visited Baxter Park to see how preparations for the big day are coming along. Representatives from Police Scotland, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, and Radio Tay also attended to encourage people to come along to the safe events and warn of potential dangers that can occur on bonfire night.

Convener of Community Safety and Public Protection Councillor Alan Ross said: “Everyone should join us at these fantastic bonfire night displays, not only are they a great night, they keep our community safe.

“Every year we work closely with our partners to raise awareness of the risks and dangers associated with unsupervised fireworks, and highlight the importance of coming along to our safe displays.”

The displays take place at 7pm, with the lighting of the bonfire at both parks at 6.15pm.

This year’s theme is Celebration, and includes the Dundee Capital of Culture 2023 anthem Over Bridges and tracks from Little Mix and Olly Murs who played in the city this summer.

Convener of City Development Councillor Lynne Short said: “This Bonfire I would encourage everyone to come along and see the superb firework displays at Baxter and Lochee Park.

“By attending one of our organised displays you will ensure your safety this bonfire night.

“This time of year can put a lot of pressure of the emergency services and I would urge you to come along to the city councils hugely popular events. 

People are reminded not to bring their own Fireworks, sparklers or Chinese lanterns to the displays.

There is no parking available on site or in the streets surrounding the parks, so anyone attending are advised to use public transport.

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