Busy night for firefighters with blazes at hotel and sports centre

A TOTAL of 35 firefighters were involved in bringing a "rapidly developing" blaze at a derelict hotel under control yesterday, as fire services throughout Scotland reported a drop in emergency calls on Bonfire Night.

Family forced to flee Stirlingshire home after firework sets porch ablaze

A FAMILY were forced to flee after a firework set their porch ablaze at their home in Drymen, Stirlingshire.

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Firefighters in safety call

FIREFIGHTERS are to visit the Sick Kids hospital to raise awareness over firework safety.

Schools displayed dangers of fireworks by production

A PLAY about the danger of fireworks is to tour 14 Edinburgh schools.

In pictures: Edinburgh Festival Fireworks Concert 2010

The Edinburgh skyline lit up in a spectacular riot of colour last night as the Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert brought a record-breaking Edinburgh International Festival to an end.

Fiery end to record-breaking Edinburgh Festival

THE capital's skyline lit up in a spectacular riot of colour last night as the Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert brought a record-breaking Edinburgh International Festival to an end.

200,000 expected to watch fireworks mark end of festival

THE heavens will glow in a brilliant cascade of colour on Sunday as the traditional climax to the Edinburgh International Festival goes off with a bang.

Preview: Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert, Princes Street Gardens

A SEA of faces look up towards the castle as the orchestra reach a dramatic crescendo and a playful palette of colour fills the sky.

Final tickets for fireworks to go on sale

The final allocation of tickets for the Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert are set to go on sale on Sunday.

Bang goes the Festival Fireworks' sponsorship deal

EDINBURGH's world famous Festival Fireworks is in danger of becoming a damp squib after sponsors Bank of Scotland (BoS) pulled out of the event.

Thugs stone firefighters

FIREFIGHTERS came under attack from a group of youths last night as crews across the Lothians dealt with more than 450 calls – a rise on last year.

MPs speak out on fireworks menace

FIREWORKS are too loud, readily available, dangerous and used too often MPs told the House of Commons yesterday.

Spectators hit in eyes by fireworks ash

SPECTATORS at this year's Festival Fireworks Concert were hit in the eyes by falling embers as they watched the display on Sunday night.

In pictures: Edinburgh Festival fireworks 2009

More than 200,000 people gathered in Edinburgh to see the city's annual arts festival end with a bang.

Review: Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert, Ross Bandstand

Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert ***** Ross Bandstand

Park rescue drama as fireworks light up city

TWO teenagers were hospitalised with head and facial injuries after apparently climbing rocky terrain in Holyrood Park in pitch black conditions to get a view of the festival fireworks.

New fireworks viewing areas created while Princes Street remains closed

THOUSANDS of spectators are set to watch the annual fireworks concert from new viewing areas on Waverley Bridge and Calton Hill.

Princes Street off limits for fireworks

NON-PAYING spectators hoping to catch a glimpse of this year's Bank of Scotland Fireworks Concert will have to go as far afield as Inverleith Park after councillors warned people not to go near Princes Street.

Free fireworks offer a cracker

THOUSANDS of free tickets are up for grabs for this summer's Bank of Scotland Festival Fireworks Concert.

Shop fined for selling fireworks to children

THE first fine for selling fireworks to underage children in Edinburgh has been dished out to a city centre shop.

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