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Birthdays during a global pandemic are bound to be different from usual.
People may be unable to celebrate with family and friends due to government guidelines on social distancing, but they have been finding other ways to make their day special.
This is how some of Kintyre’s birthday boys and girls spent or plan to spend their day. Happy birthday to everyone celebrating a lockdown birthday.
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Caitlyn Mackinlay from Campbeltown turned 17 on Friday June 5. She spent the day at home with her family and her mum, Jason, Chloe and Alexzander wish her lots of love.
Margaret Sinclair from Glenbarr will be 65 on Wednesday June 10. Her family, who hope to meet for a socially distant picnic lunch to celebrate, wish her a very happy birthday. Margaret will probably go for a run on her birthday. This photograph, taken just weeks before lcokdown, shows Margaret in Spain, where she runs the Alora Half Marathon every March and regularly makes an appearance on the podium.
Sahara Johnstone from Campbeltown turned three on Wednesday June 3. She spent the day with her brother and sisters eating cake and opening presents.
Shaun Borthwick from Campbeltown turned seven last Saturday, May 30. He celebrated his birthday by having a Minecraft-themed party and playing with new Lego sets.
Coen Gillies from Tarbert celebrated his fourth birthday on Thursday June 4. He spent his day playing with new toys and eating cake. All his family in Campbeltown and Tarbert wished him a happy birthday.
Megan Forshaw from Campbeltown celebrated her third birthday last Sunday, May 31. She had lots of fun going for a walk, taking in the beautiful weather and adding to the colourful rock snake at the Cutting, as well as opening gifts and cards. Video calls from family members offering their well wishes and birthday cake meant she had a fantastic day. Her mummy, daddy and big sister Ava wished her lots of love.