Leader: Dedication receives just rewards

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It has been heartening this week to hear of the many Kintyre people who have been rewarded for their selfless hard work.

Susan Shaw, who has carried out an incredible 612 hours of voluntary work, was named this year’s young volunteer of the year by Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface.

A sixth-year student at Campbeltown Grammar School, Susan undoubtedly has enough school work, in addition to time spent with family and friends, to fill her schedule but she manages to volunteer for various organisations.

Similarly, Alex McKinven, in his eighth decade, at a time when many would be enjoying the opportunity to relax and enjoy their retirement, has senior positions in five groups.

Kintyre man Douglas McMurchy received a well-deserved long-service medal in recognition of more than two decades of voluntary fire fighting.

It is just a shame Campbeltown is losing Douglas to Bridge of Allan, but we wish him the best of luck for his future.

Even Campbeltown’s young bowling prodigies, Gavin Mclachlan and Lee Allen, are so dedicated that despite breaking a 15-year bowls record, they cut their celebrations short to fly home for work the following day.