Legislation bringing in new restrictions on the sale and use of fireworks has been passed by Holyrood.

Community safety minister Ash Regan insisted changes in the Fireworks and Pyrotechnic Articles (Scotland) Bill would play a “key part in reducing the harm, the distress and the injury” that can be caused.

The Bill will only allow fireworks to be bought and used by members of the public at certain times of the year, including Guy Fawkes Day, Hogmanay, Chinese New Year and Diwali.

It creates a new licensing system which will mean members of the public will need a licence to buy and use fireworks, while businesses will have to check if those buying pyrotechnics have a licence.

It will also become an offence to give fireworks to a child or buy them on behalf of a child.

Councils will be able to establish firework control zones where it will be an offence for fireworks to be used – by either the public or professionals – other than in a firework display or essential purposes.

We took to the streets of Glasgow to find out your views on the new Bill.

Glasgow Times:

Mr Ferns, 66, said: “I don’t like them at all.”

The Bishopbriggs man added: “This is a good thing so that they licence people that are doing displays. You shouldn’t ever be able to buy them in public.”

He also believes Glasgow should have controlled zones implemented throughout the city.

Glasgow Times:

William Kinnet, 72, from Possilpark, said: “I think it’s a good thing.

“Especially with kids. I did it when I was younger, so I don’t want to see kids doing it now.

“Glasgow Green is the main place for fireworks to happen. If parents want to take their kids to that then take them, but don’t do it in the schemes.”

Glasgow Times:

Therese Brown, 68, from Cambuslang, said: “I do think it should be legislated a bit better.

“There are too many fireworks going off throughout the year for no apparent reason and it’s a shame for animals, as well as people.

“I think it’s better if, at orchestrated demonstrations like at Glasgow Green, they are putting certain regulations in place.

“You don’t want to spoil anyone’s fun, certainly not on bonfire night, but the rest of the year I just think it should be more legislated.”

Glasgow Times:

Though brothers Owen and Bobby Baird may share the same genes, they don’t share the same view.

Owen, 28, who previously lived in Bishopbriggs, said: “I’m playing devil’s advocate because I see the good in it and I see the bad.

“I think events should still be able to use fireworks, like at football games and concerts, but as well if you’re having some big family event, there’s nothing better than a firework.

“We’re in a situation now where grown-ups forget that when they were kids they loved fireworks. They complain about the noise for their animals and kids… just turn the telly up.

“I do think not everyone should be able to buy them but just because you don’t enjoy something, doesn’t mean the whole world has got to suffer.”

Glasgow Times:

However, 23-year-old Bobby said: “I think the legislation, in my opinion, is perfectly fine.

“When I lived here in Glasgow, fireworks were always getting blasted in the street for no reason throughout the day and night.

“From my point of view, it’s quite a big problem in Glasgow.”