Letter: Ladies’ lockers should be saved

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Throughout my 65 years I have been a constant visitor to Campbeltown and Machrihanish, holidaying and visiting relatives in the area.

I have played golf at Machrihanish Golf Club on many occasions usually in company with relatives, a couple of whom have been past captains of the club. My father was a country member for many years.

I was appalled to learn that plans are afoot to rip out the lockers in the ladies’ club house and replace them with modern equivalents. The ladies’ club house is an arts and crafts masterpiece in its original untouched condition.

Far from destroying its architectural heritage it should be promoted as a proud feature of the golf club worthy of listed status in its own right.

I doubt there is a ladies’ club house in Scotland or indeed in the UK which is as unique as that at Machrihanish.

From conversations I have had, I understand that a number of lady members are unhappy with the decision to alter the ladies’ lockers which in my opinion would be an act of architectural vandalism.

I hope it is not too late to reverse the decision to implement these alterations which I would urge them to do.

Gordon Waite,
Bury,
Lancashire.

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