KILWINNING Community Fireworks is back this year, bigger and better than ever.

The event, which takes place on Sunday, November 5 at McGavin Park, will see two displays held on the same night.

Organisers, Kilwinning Community Events, have arranged a first, shorter, low noise display at 6pm, for young families and those who like to see fireworks but without the bangs.

The big 18 minute display will be after 6.45pm which promises to be one of the best displays in the area.

Organisers say people should try to arrive early as possible as queues are expected.

The main car park is at Kilwinning College then people can walk through the school to access the park. Blue Badge holders are asked to park at Kilwinning Academy.

The fairground will be open from 4.30pm and entertainment on stage from 5pm with five local musical artists plus free balloon art and fire acts.

Revellers are asked not to bring rucksacks or large bags as this will cause delays at access as there will be security checks.

Please ensure all young children have an adults’ contact details - and everyone hould come warmly dressed and bring a torch.

There will be collecting buckets as organisers need donations to support next year’s fireworks.

Donald Reid Chairman of Kilwinning Community Events, said: “The fireworks is always a busy night in Kilwinning and the fact we have two displays on the one night might make us even busier.

“We will have stewards on hand to help you find a parking space safely.”

Kilwinning Community Events wish to extend thanks to the public and partners, North Ayrshire Council, Whitehirst and Woodside Community Association, Kilwinning Rotary, Pennyburn TARA, Pennyburn Community Association, Ancho Housing, Blacklands Community Association, Irvine Housing Association, Thornie Tree Temperance LOL 103 and from the National Lottery with funding.

Also Glenmavis Traffic Management, Kilwinning Scouts, Network Rail, Irvine Carters, NAC Unpaid Work, Kilwinning Youth Forum, Coop Food, B&M Stevenston, 1st Alliance CU, Pryde, Local Schools, Ayrshire College, St Winnin’s Church and Kilwinning Girl Guides.


4.30pm: Kids Rides open with Happy Hour to 5.30pm (during this time all rides half price) plus all the stalls, food outlets, KA Activator, Coastguard and vintage fire engines

5pm: Entertainment starts on stage with Ewan McAuley plus the fire acts and free balloon art

6pm: Welcome by Donald Reid and count down to the Low Noise Display.

6.10pm: Spencer Shek, Caitlin Carruthers, Josh Gorst, Emma Sarginson and guests will all be taking slots on stage to close.

6.45pm: Segdoune Royal Party help with countdown to the big display.

8.30pm: Event closes.