A Campbeltown carol for today

Ian McGregor, seated, with some of the writers who attended the event.

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Campbeltown Christian Writers’ Circle recently invited members of the public to help pen a Campbeltown carol for today.

Held at Springbank Evangelical Church, the workshop was titled If Christ were born in Campbeltown, and was led by Ian McGregor.

The resulting carol, which is sung to the tune of Oh Little Town of Bethlehem, is as follows:

O guid Wee Toon around the Loch,
How quiet you are tonight.
And high above Beinn Ghuilean Hill,
Yon sky’s ablaze wi light.
For shops are shut, and all is still,
As townsfolk sleep this night.
While o’er the streets of Campbeltown,
A Star shines clear and bright.

For up the stairs, within a flat,
Lies in His mother’s arms,
The Light of Life, who ever comes,
To every waiting heart.
So let us celebrate with joy,
In this Wee Toon of ours,
The Child whose birth bring Peace and Hope.
God’s love to all the world.