THE organisers of Helensburgh's fireworks are still planning to hold the event this Saturday night – as Scotland braces itself for high winds and heavy rain over the weekend.

The poor weather forecast has already led to the organisers of a display in Paisley on Saturday cancelling their event – but the Helensburgh and District Round Table, who organise the town's annual display, say that "we can handle rain".

A yellow 'be aware' weather warning is in place for western parts of Scotland for the whole of Saturday.

As this article was published, the Met Office was forecasting heavy rain in Helensburgh on Saturday morning, with winds of 25mph gusting to up to 45mph.

The wind and rain are both expected to ease slightly during the afternoon, though gusts of up to 35mph are still likely in the early evening.

In a post on Facebook on Friday afternoon, the Round Table said: "There is a wee breeze forecast and a lot of rain so please do come down but dress accordingly. It's Scotland, we can handle rain!"

The post also states that stalls at the event are due to open at 6.30pm, with the bonfire – which was delivered on Friday afternoon – being lit at 7pm.

With a double 'fingers crossed' emoji on their Facebook post, the Round Table said the fireworks display was still due to begin at 7.30pm.

Any weather-enforced changes to the plans for Saturday night will be posted on the Round Table's Facebook page.