Drum major’s many miles

Even coming third, Calum McKinven's raft celebrated with the traditional jump into the sea.

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Recently, football coaches have spoken of the miles teams travel from Kintyre.

Pupils’ player and the newly-crowned European drum major champion, Liam Renton, has crossed the Atlantic, travelling 6,190 miles to teach his skills and gain some top tuition.

Liam is not alone in exporting his skills to America, James McCorkindale’s School of Dance is currently fundraising for a Las Vegas trip next year.

In addition, last weekend, Liam made a 14-hour round trip of 455 miles to Forres before winning the championship. His dedication has to be admired.

Back in Campbeltown, with Hall Street closed to traffic last Saturday, a huge crowd flooded to the barriers for the RNLI harbour day and raft race.

In sweltering conditions there seemed to be no hesitation for the extra crew members to jump off the Old Quay.

Gubbed’s great music drifted in the air and many said they could have listened to the Ardrishaig rockers forever.

Thanks to laid-back organisation the town experienced another great festival. Well done to the RNLI.