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