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Possibly the most beautiful screw-up ever...” while another simply said: “Brilliant. Less hanging about, more time in the pub.

Pyro1 can advise that they were responsible for the stunning display in Oban on Friday night.

Pre-programmed to fire for 20 minutes a technical glitch meant the display fired in just 50 seconds. Pyro1 fired numerous other displays using the same software over the weekend with 100% success. In the 16 years that Pyro1 has been established nothing like this has ever happened. The chances of this error ever happening again are truly 1 in a million. Procedures for safety and rigging are rigorous and Pyro1 adhere to guidelines set by the British Pyrotechnics Association and the CBI explosives industry group.

There has been a stunning response to the video of the display posted on You tube. As of Tuesday at midday it had had 410,000 views. This exceeds those that watch videos of the Sydney Harbour Bridge New Year’s Eve fireworks display! Comments posted include: “Possibly the most beautiful screw-up ever...” while another simply said: “Brilliant. Less hanging about, more time in the pub.” and “wish I was there for that, best display ever”.

Pyro1 have promised Oban another display. Roddy McCuish of Argyll and Bute Council and the people of Oban have been delighted in the response to the situation and look forward to Pyro1 returning to provide a special firework display for their inaugural Winter Festival on 27th November.

There will of course be a cost to Pyro1, but this is not the main concern.” We are only interested in making things right by providing the people of Oban with another firework display.”

Pyro1 have launched a new style of display on the strength of the interest seen. The OhBang firework display. This is a short sharp flurry of fireworks. Designed to last just 2 minutes and achieve maximum impact. Martin Allen MD of Pyro1 says “Our OhBang display is high intensity and designed to impress- we know how much everyone enjoys watching the sky fill with fireworks. It really delights the crowds!”

Background

Pyro1 were responsible for the Edinburgh Hogmanay firework displays from 1997 to 2006. Fired from the 7 hills of Edinburgh simultaneously as the midnight salute is fired. Pyro1 grew this display and it became the televised symbol of New Year’s Eve for many years.

Pyro1 are experts at Stadium pyrotechnics as well as family shows. The November 5th weekend saw them firing numerous shows across the South East, Midlands and in Scotland. Out of interest, yesterday Martin Allen MD was at National Trust property Cragside, and today he has been at Elland Road, Leeds doing a pre match test for the groundsmen of the stadium ahead of the Four Nations match later in the month. Pyro1 provided the pre match entertainment at Wembley on Saturday for England vs Australia & Wales vs New Zealand. Pyrotechnics were fired to mark the teams’ entrances onto the pitch.

Katy Turberville katy@ee-uk.co.uk
www.Pyro1.com tel 01707 269566

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