Another ‘brilliant’ Dunbeg Community Bonfire and Firework Night

This event organiser's with Oban FM's Campbell Cameron. 17_t45_DunbegBonfire06

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Hundreds of people descended upon Dunbeg for the annual community bonfire and firework night.

The ‘brilliant’ event attracted more than 500 people to the packed Lochnell Road car park.

The community fundraiser featured a raffle, burger and bottle stalls, the Oban FM roadshow, as well as a special appearance from the Oban High School Pipe Band, Peppa Pig, as well as Mickey and Minnie Mouse.

James McDonald, organiser, said: ‘It was a brilliant night. Everyone that came enjoyed themselves. We raised approximately £2,500. The cost of the fireworks will have to come off that and the remainder will be split between Oban High School Pipe Band and the Dunbeg Development Group.’

James is also a part of the group, which aims to create a village hall for the community.

He said a lot of effort goes in to put on an event such as the bonfire and firework night, adding: ‘Myself personally, I took three days holiday from work to get it all up and running and the bonfire built, but there are a lot of people who helped.’

He estimated there there were around 500-600 people at the event – ‘maybe even more’.

When asked if the event would be returning next year, the Dunbeg man said: ‘I think it will be. The past two to three years it has just got bigger and bigger, so I don’t see why not.

James added: ‘Thanks to everyone who helped out and put in the time and effort.

‘We have to fundraise for this ourselves. We don’t get any grants. It’s a real community effort.’