A further attack on firefighters took place in Troon this weekend as the country reels from incidents on Bonfire Night.

Firefighter chiefs have slammed attacks on crews on November 5 and in the week leading up to the event. 

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) reported nine attacks during an eight-hour period over Bonfire Night.

The attacks happened in Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Blantyre in South Lanarkshire and Blackburn in West Lothian.

There were no injuries reported to the crews involved however a fire appliance in West Lothian had a windscreen smashed by a brick and had to be removed from operational service.

These attacks have followed four previously reported attacks on crews in Ayrshire and Edinburgh in the week leading up to Bonfire Night.

Crews were attacked twice in Ardrossan on the night of Monday, October 30.

This is on top of two further attacks over the weekend in Troon and Glasgow, with a total of 15 attacks on firefighters over a period of one week.

Andy Watt, Assistant Chief Officer for the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, said: "Attacks on our firefighters are completely unacceptable. 

“Our staff should be able to carry out their role without being attacked. It is disappointing that people have tried to hurt firefighters and have damaged our appliances.

"This type of behaviour not only prevents our crews from bringing any emergency to a safe and swift conclusion, but it can impact on our emergency service colleagues - including the police – when they are supporting us on scene to ensure the safety of our personnel. 

“We thank our emergency service partners Police Scotland for their continued assistance and we will continue to work in partnership with them to identify those responsible.

"This type of behaviour is, of course, carried out by a small minority within society and we once again thank our communities for their continuing support and working together with us to stay safe.”