Geography lessons needed

Highland Council leader Margaret Davidson will today be asked if the local authority would consider exploring the possibility of Ardnamurchan being transferred to the control of neighbouring Argyll and Bute Council. NO_T42_Map Argyll, Bute and Lochaber

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Despite the ease of identifiying places from internet maps many seem to lack basic geographical knowledge.

A press release, from the Royal Bank of Scotland, seriously suggests that people from Campbeltown might visit their next nearest branch in Brodick.

At the bank’s corporate headquarters in London an executive, speaking about the closure of Campbeltown’s branch, admitted that he did not know Kintyre’s location.

Later a press officer working for EE said that there were not many EE customers in Camberwell PA28 as the firm has no network.

Camberwell is a district of south London and sure to have thousands of EE customers.

Billy is back

One man with a very acute sense of geography is Billy Irving who flew into Scotland on Wednesday.

It is a testament to his fiancée’s dogged determination to let nothing stand in her way to have the Chennai Six freed.

It was heartening to see Yvonne MacHugh using her connections to start campaigning on behalf of other people wrongly imprisoned.