A CALL has been made to reignite public Bonfire Night firework displays in both Largs and Fairlie.

North Ayrshire Councillor Donald Reid has spoken out in favour of the popular pyrotechnic events returning later this year after both were scrapped.

There was a November fireworks display at the Largs Pencil, which was run by the Round Table community group for around 30 years nine years, before being scrapped in 2014.

Last year, the long running Fairlie display at the community garden was cancelled, with organisers citing anti-social behaviour which blighted the 2021 event as the reason for their decision.

Fairlie councillor Alan Hill told the News he was hopeful that an event could be run in the village later this year before Councillor Reid, speaking at last week's fire and police sub committee meeting, said he also backed the return of public fireworks displays in our communities.

He added: "Throughout North Ayrshire, some areas still benefitted from organised displays in 2022, which was good to see, but in other place, such as in Fairlie, the fireworks didn't happen.

"I am all for organised fireworks displays as I think they encourages better safety measures, speaking as someone who organises a public display myself."

At present, the only public fireworks displays which take place during 2023 are the Largs Viking Festival Party at the Pencil and the September Weekend illuminations in Millport.