Pollokshields youngsters learn about firework safety

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The preparations for fireworks night are continuing at a fast pace in the Southside.

PC’s Dunbar and McKean from the Gorbals Local Problem Solving Team were are Pollokshields Primary School yesterday talking to all the pupils about firework safety.

Primary 6 and 7 will be taking part in the Greater Glasgow Police poster and hashtag competition along with Primary 6 and 7 from St Alberts Primary and Glendale Primary, who will be visited later this week.

As it gets closer to fireworks night we will share all the work we are doing with Scottish Fire and Rescue, Glasgow City Council Trading Standards and many of the groups within the community.

Pollokshields has had some of the worst problems with fireworks in Scotland.

In November 2018 problems got so bad in the area the police were called to disperse gangs of men setting off industrial-sized fireworks in the street.

The public and police had fireworks aimed at them, with some residents describing it as like living in a war zone.

This led to campaigners to back calls for a ban on fireworks across Scotland – except at organised licensed displays.