Coming to Paisley Fireworks Spectacular on Saturday 2 November? We want you to have the best possible time, so we’ve taken some time out to answer a few of your most commonly asked questions.


How do I get to Paisley Fireworks Spectacular?

Whatever your mode of transport, you’ll always find it very easy to get to Paisley. Visit our getting here page for information on the easiest way to get to Paisley town centre.

What roads will be closed for Paisley Fireworks Spectacular?

A temporary traffic restriction order will be in place in the run up to Paisley Fireworks Spectacular. To see exactly what parking restrictions and road closures apply, visit:

Will there be any changes to the buses?

Some of the roads in and around the event site will be subject to restriction and/or closure and will therefore impact some of the bus routes in Paisley. To see what temporary bus stop apply visit:

Temporary bus stops – Paisley Fireworks Spectacular

Where can I park my car?

 Free event parking will be available at:

  • West College Scotland – postcode: PA3 4DR
  • Paisley Grammar School – postcode: PA1 3RP
  • Castlehead High School – postcode: PA1 2HJ

There’s also plenty of parking available in council car parks – you can see a full list of them here. Please note though that some of these may be closed or restricted due to Paisley Fireworks Spectacular road closures.

The Event

What time is everything happening?

Paisley Fireworks Spectacular will get underway at 6.30pm on Saturday 2 November with music and chat from Pulse FM’s DJ Gus. The Fireworks Spectacular display will begin at 7pm and last approximately 20 minutes.

Do I need a ticket to enter?

No, Paisley Fireworks Spectacular is a free event and you don’t need a ticket to come along.

I’d like a good spot for the display. Where do you recommend I go to watch?

We’ll be firing our fireworks from the roof of Renfrewshire House, so it’ll be possible to watch the fireworks display from pretty much everywhere in the town centre.

We recommend getting to your chosen viewing area by approximately 6.30pm, leaving plenty of time to enjoy the music and participate in the countdown!

Immediately after the display, please be aware that it will take a few minutes for the event team to conduct safety checks before crowds can start to disperse. Stewards will be on hand to safely guide spectators away from the busiest viewing points and we ask for your patience while this happens.

Can I bring my dog?

We advise you leave your furry friends at home for this event. We anticipate the town centre will be very busy and the noise of the fireworks may upset your pet.

Can I bring my own fireworks and sparklers to the event?

Sparklers, Chinese lanterns or fireworks of your own are not permitted at Paisley’s Fireworks Spectacular. This is to ensure the safety of everyone spectating.


Are there toilets?

Yes, toilets will be available across the town centre. You’ll find them at the following locations.

  • Paisley Town Hall
  • Smithhill Street (Mobiloo)
  • Bridge Street
  • Cotton Street

What food will be available?

We won’t have food vendors at this year’s Fireworks Spectacular, but there are lots of great cafes, pubs and restaurants in Paisley town centre where you can enjoy a bite to eat or a warming hot chocolate before or after the Fireworks Spectacular.

Remember, around 65p from every pound spent locally, stays local – so by spending local at Paisley Fireworks Spectacular, you’ll be doing your bit to support independent businesses.

What other facilities will be running?

Paisley Fireworks Spectacular is a safe, organised display. We will of course have First Aid and a Lost Persons bus available on site, should you require support during the event.

First Aid points will be located on Smithhills Street and at the Cenotaph. There will also be first aiders patrolling the event that you can speak to.

A Lost Persons bus will be located on Smithhills Street.




I have a disability. Where can I park nearby to attend Paisley Fireworks Spectacular?

Blue Badge parking spaces are available at the following locations:

  • Piazza Shopping Centre, Central Way – postcode: PA1 1EL
  • Paisley Centre Car Park, Storie Street – postcode: PA1 2A

Where can I find an accessible toilet?

Accessible toilets will be available at the following locations:

  • Paisley Town Hall car park
  • Smithhill Street (Mobiloo)
  • Bridge Street
  • Cotton Street

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