Oban fireworks fiasco

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A technical hitch saw Oban’s community fireworks all released at the same time at Mossfield Stadium tonight, November 4 2011.

The display, which usually lasts around half an hour, barely lasted a minute as a spectacular number of fireworks went off simultaneously. After a minute of darkness, Councillor Roddie McCuish, one of the members of the organising committee, had to apologise and tell the crowd of hundreds who had gathered to watch the annual fireworks, that it was all over.