OBANG! Here we go again

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Remember remember the fifth of November 2011, when all the fireworks were mistakenly let off at once and the Oban Community fireworks display lasted one minute instead of 30.

Well that couldn’t possibly happen again, could it?

Bid4Oban are promising the town the ‘biggest fireworks display ever’ on Tuesday, November 5, thanks to a £6000 Heart of the Communities funding boost from Scottish Sea Farms.

And Bid’s Andrew Spence admits that, ‘when you are dealing with so many fireworks who knows what can happen’.

‘Oban made the national headlines in 2011 and hopefully, for all the right reasons, this year’s event will be equally spectacular.’

This year’s November 5th celebrations will take place from 7-7.30pm onwards when the fireworks will be set off from the Northern Lighthouse Board Pier.

‘The best views will be from the esplanade and North Pier,’ added Mr Spence.

‘We would urge people to stay safe and view the display from town.’

Adding to what sounds like a highly entertaining evening will be the Oban FM roadshow in Station Square where soup and burgers will also be available.

Funded jointly by Oban Business Improvement District (Bid4Oban) and Scottish Sea Farms the event is also supported by Northern Lighthouse Board, Argyll and Bute council and the Auxiliary Coast Guard.

There will also be a fireworks and bonfire night in Dunbeg on Saturday November 2, which is organised by the community.

Proceeds from the popular event will go towards the renowned Oban High School Pipe Band.

The bonfire will be lit at 7pm at Lochnell Road car park in the village.

There will be a raffle, burger and bottle stalls, the Oban FM roadshow, and Mickey and Minnie Mouse and Peppa Pig will be in attendance.

Last year, the event raised £3,550 for a three-year-old Dunbeg boy, who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.