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Kintyre musicians of all genres are already talking about the late September and early October residency by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra.
News of the visit started to appear late last week and it promises to be an almost unprecedented cultural event.
Workshops are promised with every Kintyre school and the grand finale concert in Victoria Hall has a very low ticket price for an 80-piece orchestra of this calibre.
Further chapter in book festival
Kintyre detective writer Denzil Meyrick has made headlines at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
The BBC reported on Denzil’s own days with the police as a beat constable for three years and dredged up a smudgy photograph of the young plod.
During the festival he has spoken to government ministers and backed the concept of a Kintyre book festival, which the Courier revealed in June.
Denzil is convinced a festival may garner high level support.
Although Denzil will not be involved in the day to day organisation, behind the scenes he is sounding out other writers. He has reported that there is a groundswell of support.