Fes­tiv­i­ties light up the night sky

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

HUN­DREDS gath­ered on Oban’s North Pier to watch the spec­tac­u­lar fire­works set off from the Light­house Pier on Satur­day Novem­ber 5.

The dis­play lasted quar­ter of an hour and was judged ‘the best ever’ by one de­lighted young fan, with the crowd emit­ting ‘oos’ and ‘ahs’ as each thun­der­ous bang lit up the night sky.

The £ 5,000 cost of the fire­works was paid for by Scot­tish Sea Farms Heart of the Com­mu­nity Trust – up £1,000 on its £4,000 con­tri­bu­tion last year.

Or­gan­iser Derek Con­nery thanked Scot­tish Sea Farms for ‘its very gen­er­ous sup­port al­low­ing this event to take place at the scale it does and re­main free for the lo­cal com­mu­nity’, and ‘the small but hardy band of vol­un­teers man­ning the stalls in Sta­tion Square and rais­ing more than £1000 for their var­i­ous causes’.

He also thanked Oban FM for the mu­sic and count­down on the North Pier, the Oban High School Pipe Band, again true cham­pi­ons brav­ing the cold, and the Oban Bay Ho­tel for spoil­ing Fire­worx Scot­land with free B&B.

Fire­works ex­plode in a spec­tac­u­lar dis­play above Oban Bay, but there were also bon­fire night events in Dun­beg, where, in­set, young Mhairi Inglis was sell­ing glow sticks to chil­dren while Shirley Inglis and Breege Smyth en­joyed the fun.

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