The council has issued a travel warning ahead of a busy fireworks event. 

Hundreds are expected to gather at Strathclyde Country Park on Sunday, November 5 for Bonfire Night celebrations.

Ahead of the event, North Lanarkshire Council has urged people to plan ahead and be aware of the limited car parking opportunities. 

Guests are urged to either arrive early, travel by public transport or park further away and walk to the event.

A policing plan will be in place to manage traffic entering and leaving the event.

What time do the fireworks start?


The bonfire will be lit at 5.30pm while the fireworks display starts at 6.30pm.

Where can I park for the fireworks?


Parking is available at Hamilton Palace Sports Grounds and Low Parks Museum, South Lanarkshire Council's overflow car park at the rear of Aldi, Keith Street and High Patrick Street.

The usual restrictions and fees will be lifted in these car parks for the evening.

The tunnel from Hamilton into the park will be open until 6.30pm and from then, it will only be open for people exiting the park. 

Disabled parking spaces are available in the main car park beside the Watersports Centre, and are bookable on a first come, first served basis by calling 01698 402060.

At the main entrance to the park, there will be no right turn from Hamilton Road South and no straight on or right turn from Airbles Road.

Traffic coming from these directions will be directed towards Hamilton, around the roundabout and back to turn left into the park. 

What roads are closed for the fireworks event?


The following road closures will be in place: 

Airbles Road offside lane from the junction with Hamilton Road, southeast for 40m

Braedale Avenue from the junction with Hamilton Road, northeast for 20m

Bothwellhaugh Road, Bellshill from the junction with McCallum Gardens, southeast then southwest for 700m.

Vehicle access to the park at Hamilton Road will close at 5.30pm but the entrance at the Raith Interchange will remain open.

The beach car park will be closed.

No waiting or loading restrictions will be in place from 12pm to midnight on November 5 on streets around the park. 

Parking attendants will be in operation in the streets around the park to enforce these restrictions.

What items are banned from the fireworks event?


Do not bring your own fireworks or sparklers into the park.

Do not bring pets to the event.

Anyone under the influence of alcohol or drugs will not be admitted.

Drones must not be used anywhere in the park during the event.

Place litter in public bins or take it home.