THOUSDANDS of people from Clydebank and Drumchapel turned out for major fireworks displays at the weekend.

Dalmuir Park hosted the area’s main West Dunbartonshire Council Bonfire Night event in perfect crisp weather.

More than 700 fireworks were sent into the air in the display from 7.30pm on Sunday.

Meanwhile Drumchapel hosted Winterfest in the park with entertainment to keep residents warm under the explosions overhead.

A West Dunbartonshire Council spokesman said: “Thousands of people turned up to the council’s official fireworks events on Saturday and Sunday nights and were treated to spectacular and breathtaking displays.

“Dalmuir and Levengrove parks were packed with families who were looked after by our stewards and enjoyed the festivities in a safe environment. These events are the perfect way to enjoy Guy Fawkes Night and we thank the communities of West Dunbartonshire for supporting them.”

Winterfest included last year’s X Factor favourite Emily Middlemas, fun fair rides and dozens of stalls.

Cllr Paul Carey, who first organised Winterfest nine years ago, said: “I am delighted the Winterfest event was a huge success again, with thousands of people pouring into Drumchapel Park which made it a memorable night.

“I am also delighted that Bailie [Malcolm] Balfour has supported me in making sure that the Winterfest Event went ahead this year. I am looking forward to working with him next year to make sure the event continues.”

Bailie Balfour added: “Cllr Carey has done a fantastic job. I was up at Winterfest on the night and it was a huge success as always, and long may it continue.

"Paul and I will work to ensure it continues.”