BISHOPTON’S annual fireworks display was back with a bang, thrilling hundreds of spectators.

The event has taken place in the village for several years and, except for a chill in the air, the weather was perfect for last weekend’s stunning display.

Bishopton Scout Group organised the bash, providing a warm welcome to those living in the village and from further afield.

Around 1,600 people of all ages gathered to enjoy the eagerly-anticipated display – and they were not left disappointed.

Kirsty Fender, 17, who is part of the Explorer section of the Scouts and played a key role in this year’s extravaganza, told The Gazette: “Hundreds of people came along from Bishopton and the nearby towns and it was great to see the community brought together in this way.

“We host this event every year and our aim is to make a profit to help us meet the running costs of the Scouts and the hall that we use.

“Once we had met the costs of the fireworks, we managed to raise hundreds of pounds for the group, which we are delighted with.”

As well as the dazzling display of rockets and sparklers, the Scouts were also selling glow-sticks and light-up necklaces, which went down a treat with little ones.

Guests were also kept warm thanks to comforting drinks such as coffee, tea and hot chocolate.

Kirsty added: “Our next fundraising drive will be our Christmas tree collection, where we will lift trees after the festive period.”

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