In numbers: Bonfire Night in Scotland

Fireworks displays will take place across the country on 5th November
Fireworks displays will take place across the country on 5th November
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With the explosive Fireworks Night event only days away, we take a look at the defining numbers behind the most colourful night of the year.

1,100

Firefighters warn of dangers associated with illegal bonfires

Firefighters warn of dangers associated with illegal bonfires

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service recorded 1,100 incidents in Scotland on November 5th last year.

507

SFRS attended to 507 bonfires last year in Scotland.

1605

Picture: Activist group Annoymous can often be seen wearing Guy Fawkes masks

Picture: Activist group Annoymous can often be seen wearing Guy Fawkes masks

Guy Fawkes failed in his attempt to blow up both King James I and the Parliament in 1605.

34

The percentage of pets which hide as a reaction to firework noise, according to The Co-operative Insurance.

771 PDSA have treated 771 animals for fireworks phobias and injuries since October last year.

1000

The number of people who end up in hospital with injuries caused by fireworks, according to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

4

The number of times busier the SFRS are on 5th November.

40

There is a 40 per cent increase in emergency calls to the SFRS during the Bonfire period.

97.01 kg

The weight of the largest fireworks rocket. It was created by Dave Ferguson and the BFR Boys in America and launched in Hawthorne, Nevada on September 2014. The rocket had an estimated burst size of over 360 metres.

50 seconds

The numbers of seconds the 2011 Oban fireworks display lasted. A technical hitch caused thousands of pounds worth of fireworks to go off within a minute.

15

The number of times above the boiling point of water the temperature of fireworks reach.

3

3 sparklers burning together can generate the same heat as a blowtorch.

90

The percentage of the global firework supply which is produced by China.

35

Guy Fawkes was 35 years-old when he lept to his death after his failed gunpowder plot.

1988

The year graphic novel V for Vendetta was released. It is loosely based on Guy Fawkes and inspired the masks which are by some activists to protect their identity.