THE decision to axe Glasgow's Bonfire Night event has been slammed by a councillor. 

We previously reported that the fireworks display at Glasgow Green will not go ahead for the fourth year in a row. 

Thomas Kerr, councillor for Shettleston, has described the move as a "kick in the teeth" to residents. 

In a statement, he said: “This is all too typical of the SNP letting down Glaswegians at every turn.

“The fireworks display at Glasgow Green represents a free, safe and enjoyable night.

"By cancelling this event indefinitely, the council is punishing hardworking families during a cost-of-living crisis.

“It is a kick in the teeth to working-class Glaswegians who have enjoyed this event for years.”

We earlier reported that the event was cancelled in 2020 due to Covid, and COP26 in 2021.

Last year, no specific reason was provided for the event not going ahead. 

Today, a spokesperson for Glasgow Life said: “In recent years we have focussed on delivery of winter and Christmas entertainment aimed at attracting visitors who will also enjoy Glasgow’s shopping, entertainment and nightlife sectors across several weeks in the lead-up to and during the festive period.

"We haven’t staged a fireworks event in recent years and have no current plan to do so this year or in the future.

"We are very much looking forward to unveiling our plans for Christmas in due course.”