Oban fireworks display 'gone in 50 seconds'


A technical hitch at the annual Oban bonfire night display set off thousands of pounds worth of fireworks within a minute.

The show, organised by Oban and Lorn Lions, was expected to last about half an hour and was to be accompanied by music.

After the unexpectedly short display, an announcement was made to inform the crowds that the fireworks were over.

Posters advertising the event had advised that the fireworks at Mossfield Stadium would start at 19:00 prompt on Friday and visitors had been asked to donate generously to help cover the costs.

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