Bon­fire fun for all in Lochgilp­head

Argyllshire Advertiser - - LEISURE -

THE BONFIRES and fire­works’ dis­play in Lochgilp­head were hailed a success, dodg­ing the wind and rain that was on and off through­out the day.

The fes­tiv­i­ties, or­gan­ised by Mid Ar­gyll Round Ta­ble, went ahead de­spite lo­cal band None the Wiser un­able to per­form due to the rain ear­lier in the day.

A few of the fan­tas­tic lanterns cre­ated at Ig­nite Lochgilp­head and Artmap Ar­gyll work­shops funded by A’chru­ach wind farm trust were on dis­play on the front green and in­cluded world renowned build­ings such as the the Lean­ing Tower of Pisa, Big Ben, the Golden Gate Bridge and the Syd­ney Opera House.

The 20-minute fire­works’ dis­play re­flected against the wa­ter as those who at­tended ig­nored the soft con­di­tions un­der­foot to en­joy the dis­play.

Chair­man of Mid Ar­gyll Round Ta­ble Colin Mac­Far­lane said: ‘The weather be­haved it­self and the dis­play was fan­tas­tic once again.

‘The event is en­tirely funded by do­na­tions on the night and sup­port from our many fan­tas­tic busi­nesses in Mid Ar­gyll.

‘A big shout out to Mid Ar­gyll Pipe Band mem­bers, Ro­tar­i­ans and ex-tablers who helped us this evening with the buck­ets. Fi­nally, thanks to all Mid Ar­gyll Round Ta­ble mem­bers for go­ing the ex­tra mile once again.’

Or­gan­is­ers from Artmap Ar­gyll would also like to thank Ste­vie Kennedy and DA McDon­ald for trans­port­ing the lanterns from the school by lorry.

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Barry and Heather Camp­bell from Cairn­baan help to keep the Lean­ing Tour of Pisa lan­tern stand­ing at the bon­fire fes­tiv­i­ties in Lochgilp­head on Satur­day.

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