THE hunt is on to find a Wee County resident to push the big red button which will light up Alloa in an array of colours at this year's Sparks in the Park.

Organisers of the annual fireworks event are looking for someone to be nominated who has inspired others, has achieved amazing feats, or simply just deserves a special moment.

Taking over West End Park on Saturday, November 9, the event will have fantastic live music from bands including SpiceWorld, a Spice Girls tribute act, as well as many more.

One thing which will be missing this year, however, is a bonfire, with it replaced by spectacular fire dancers.

With prices being frozen once again for this family event, John Dornan, of organisers Alloa Round Table, told the Advertiser: "This is an important fund-raising event for the good causes which the Alloa Round Table supports in Clackmannanshire and beyond.

"At the same time, we also seek to deliver value for the community.

"All profits raised are used to fund good causes, both in Clackmannanshire and throughout Scotland.

"This year's event will be used in large part to fund the Alloa Round Table's annual drive to provide presents for less privileged kids throughout Clackmannanshire this Christmas."

As well as music and fireworks displays, there will be a fun fair and opportunity to get hot food and drinks.

To avoid issues with parking and traffic jams, people are kindly being asked to leave their vehicles in nearby car parks and take a short walk, rather than aiming for a spot as close as possible.

John O'Malley, also of the Alloa Round Table, added: "Alloa's firework display has really grown and it's such a big attraction each year now. Every year, it just keeps getting better and better."

The fun in the park, where everyone can get their hands on a glowstick, will kick off around 5pm with the fireworks going up shortly after 6.30pm.

Children's tickets are priced at £3 with adults gaining entry for £4 and babies and buggies going free.

Tickets are available at the gate or online via the Sparks in the Park Facebook page.