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Much is made in the 21st century of service industries but products are still important.
This week Kintyre’s CS Wind UK showed it can compete with the rest of the world and exported its and the UK’s first off shore wind towers.
The giant towers’ journey to Campbeltown’s docks, even at snail’s pace, was amazing on Monday night, at after midnight, when the sheer scale became apparent dwarfing buildings, people and vehicles.
It is a testament to the workers and all those who have argued, against the naysayers, that these products can be made in Scotland and shipped away.
Regardless of the arguments about wind generation towers will be made somewhere. For Kintyre it is good they are made here.
Kintyre, with its tiny population, was a net exporter of goods, including cheese, whisky and shell fish even before the latest order, for 93 of these gargantuan industrial products, is taken into account.
Being a net exporter, the holy grail for a territory or country means the region sends out more than it receives.