Stornoway to host fireworks consultation events

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The Trading Standards team at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar is reminding residents the Scottish Government is currently consulting on fireworks in Scotland.

Fireworks are traditionally associated with festivities which celebrate important events in communities across Scotland.

However, fireworks are potentially dangerous and need to be used safely and handled with care to avoid serious injury.

For some, the noise made by setting off fireworks can be a nuisance and the disturbance can cause distress to people and animals.

A spokesperson commented: ‘The Scottish Government is keen to hear your views on whether the regulations on how fireworks are used needs to be improved.

‘As part of the consultation, events are being held in Stornoway Town Hall on Wednesday May 8 at 2pm and at 6pm. We would encourage everyone with an interest in fireworks to attend.’