Tem­pers blaze

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS - Mark Davey ed­i­tor@camp­bel­town­courier.co.uk

AS RAIN threat­ened last Satur­day’s tra­di­tional fire­works’ dis­play fuses were lit early which fired up peo­ple who missed the show.

Ac­cord­ing to posters placed round the town by Camp­bel­town fire­fight­ers, the fire would be lit at 7pm with the fire­works’ dis­play due to start at 8pm.

At 6.12pm a post on Camp­bel­town’s Fire Sta­tion Face­book page read: ‘Due to weather con­di­tions, we plan on light­ing the bon­fire around 7pm and set­ting the fire­works off at ap­prox­i­mately 7.30pm.’

On the page, Re­becca Har­vey wrote: ‘What a shame this was changed so late in the day!! We’ve just ar­rived in from Tayin­loan to catch the very end, dis­ap­pointed neph­ews!’

Camp­bel­town Fire Sta­tion replied: ‘Thanks for your com­ment Re­becca, we have to say the cor­rect de­ci­sion was made due to weather con­di­tions. The bon­fire was lit on sched­ule at 7pm with just the fire­works be­ing brought for­ward by the half hour as by 8pm the weather had turned against us.’

Emma By­ers wrote: ‘I wouldn’t agree that the time change was ad­ver­tised in plenty of time for ev­ery­one to see.

‘Post­ing on Face­book one hour be­fore the event doesn’t give peo­ple trav­el­ling in from the sur­round­ing vil­lages very much time and peo­ple also don’t check Face­book con­stantly. I had a cou­ple of very dis­ap­pointed wee boys who missed it.’

Katie McS­por­ran re­sponded: ‘I have to dis­agree with you. The de­ci­sion was made unan­i­mously for the safety of all and as the turnout was great, the news from Face­book did get through in plenty time.’

From left: mem­bers of Dal­in­to­ber Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion Steve Byrne and Cathy Dun­can with Jackie Ross.

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