Letter: Kintyre Seasports Project is ‘pie in the sky’

The sailing club slip was busy all day. 25_c32regatta08_slip

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Sir,

I attended the Kintyre Seasports Project public consultation meeting, at Campbeltown Sailing Club, on Tuesday evening of last week.

As I was the only person there, at 6pm, I was given a ‘one on one’ presentation of the ‘pie in the sky’ concept by an architect who claimed to know Campbeltown and its Loch like the back of his hand.

Obviously a yachtsman, he displayed an amazingly naive knowledge of the people who live here.

People who love their community and who are more than fed up with the team which thinks it can convince funders that Kintyre Seasports Project is a worthy cause.

We’ve been there, done that and lived to rue the consequences of the team’s ‘milk the community for our benefit’ philosophy.

One has to wonder why Campbeltown Sailing Club is falling over itself to ‘donate’ its site to the proposed project.

After all, it’s no big magnanimous gesture, since they acquired the site for £1, having persuaded the owner into selling to secure the site in the 1960s. That’s a whole new take on community spirit.

I shall watch how this project develops and I hope Kintyre Seasports continues to provide a source of interest and amusement to me and many others in South Kintyre.

James F Campbell,

Glenholm,

High Askomil,

Campbeltown.

Glenholm is the villa on the left above Campbeltown Sailing Club. 25_c33beach05_Glenholm