Fireworks likely to go with a bang thanks to £6,000 funding boost

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November 5 celebrations will have added sparkle this year thanks to a £6,000 cash boost.

BID4Oban has been given a Heart of the Communities award from Scottish Sea Farms towards the cost of running the annual fireworks display across Oban Bay.

The town centre event attracts thousands of people and this year’s display promises to be even bigger and better than ever.

Andrew Spence of BID4Oban commented: ‘We are delighted with this award from Scottish Sea Farms.

‘We have worked with them for several years to ensure Oban can have a safe family-friendly fireworks display.’

The display will be set off from the Northern Lighthouse Board Pier and will be best viewed from George Street and the Esplanade.

‘We would like to involve some local charities this year who may want to sell merchandise or set up stalls,’ added Mr Spence.

Further information is available from BID4Oban Ltd.

Scottish Sea Farms’ Heart of the Community Coordinator, Georgie Mackenzie added: ‘Being good neighbours is hugely important to us, from employing locally and ensuring we’re doing everything we can to protect the environment, to supporting local projects and events.

‘Some of these are small in size but make a huge difference to those involved. Others, like the annual fireworks display across Oban, bring the whole community together for a fun night for all ages, something we’re
delighted to be a part of again this year.

‘Our careers team will be on standby at our stall in Station Square to answer any questions about the range of roles we have available.

‘In addition, the first 250 people to come along to the stall will get a free ECO cup made from naturally grown organic bamboo fibre – just one of the ways we’re supporting the Oban Plastic Reduction Initiative and reducing the use of unnecessary plastic at work and in life.’