CLYDEBANK and Drumchapel residents can watch the skies light up for Bonfire Night at this year’s highly anticipated events.

In Dalmuir Park, thousands are expected to gather on Sunday, November 5, to watch the incredible firework display put on by West Dunbartonshire Council.

The event kicks off at 7pm with the display of more than 700 spectacular fireworks being sent into the air from 7.30pm.

Admission is free and along with the fireworks, there will be children’s fun fair rides and stalls selling hot food.

Councillor Jim Finn, chairman of West Dunbartonshire Leisure Trust, which is staging the event on behalf of the council, said: “Our fireworks displays are among our most popular events and are attended by thousands of visitors every year.

“Given the popularity of the events, I would encourage people to turn up early and enjoy the entertainment and great atmosphere prior to the start of the displays.”

Councillor Iain McLaren, convener of infrastructure, regeneration and economic development, added: “Along with saving money, our events offer a safe, family-friendly environment where you will be treated to a breathtaking display.”

Meanwhile, a host of well-known faces, including last year’s X Factor favourite Emily Middlemas, will descend on Drumchapel Park for an evening of festivities before the main event kicks off.

Live music entertainment, fun fair rides and dozens of stalls will begin at 5.30pm on November 5 and continue until 8pm, with Heart Radio’s breakfast hosts Robin and Adele popping by to countdown to the firework display at 7pm.

Plus there will also be a special visitor from Titan the Robot.

The area’s Councillor Malcolm Balfour said the event is always very popular, with crowds upwards of 20,000 people set to attend.

He told the Post: “I will be there and it should be a good event.

“There’s lots of entertainment and Titan the Robot which is a big, big draw but the highlight of it all, as always, is the firework display so we’re expecting a successful night.

“It’s well worth attending and I would always encourage people to attend an organised display on Bonfire Night. It cuts down on individual bonfires and on callouts for the emergency services. It’s a marvellous event.”

Visitors to both events are asked to arrive in plenty of time to avoid disappointment, adhere to parking restrictions in and around the venues and follow advice from the stewards at all times.

Personal fireworks, sparklers, pets and alcohol will not be admitted. Guests are reminded to wear suitable footwear and warm clothing.