Leader, July 24 2020

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Happy retirement

In national news this week, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, made a rare public appearance as he handed over the role of Colonel in Chief of The Rifles to his daughter-in-law Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.

Locally, Patrick Stewart retires today (Friday) from his role as Lord Lieutenant of Argyll and Bute, a position he held since 2011, in which he represented the Duke’s wife, Her Majesty the Queen.

Both Prince Philip and Mr Stewart are due a well-earned break from Royal duties after years of service to the Queen.

Mr Stewart is being replaced by Mid Argyll’s Jane MacLeod, who will be Argyll and Bute’s first female Lord Lieutenant.

We, at the Courier, wish Mr Stewart a very happy retirement and send our best wishes to Mrs MacLeod in her new role.

Have your say

People often tell us they feel their views are not valued when decisions are being made on local issues.

Well now is the time to make your voice heard as Argyll and Bute Council is holding a consultation on a plan to help people better socially distance in Campbeltown and the town’s community council wants to hear your views as it develops a Community Action Plan.

Have your say but be quick – the council’s survey closes on Sunday July 26, while the community council’s questionnaire must be completed before August 21.