Leader, August 28 2020

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Freezers full of salmon

If local reports are to be believed and freezers in East Kintyre really are bursting with salmon, there can be barely any of the escaped fish still in the Kilbrannan Sound!

In seriousness though, nobody wants farmed salmon being released into the wild but thankfully on this occasion, far fewer escaped than initially feared, and hopefully mitigation measures will prevent those which have made a bid for freedom from having too much of an effect on wild salmon.

Road safety

Mairi Ralston has highlighted an important issue in this week’s paper. Her appeal to drivers to behave more considerately around horses is particularly relevant in a rural location like Kintyre where riders are regularly on the road.

As many people seem unsure how to safely pass horses, perhaps this is something which should be included in driving theory tests in rural areas.

Where is the sense?

It is hard to understand ACHA’s decision to ask residents at Meadowburn to remove seating they purchased themselves and put in place in a communal area to benefit all residents, especially at a time when people may be feeling socially isolated.

It is completely reasonable to ask residents to keep noise down late at night but why couldn’t the furniture have been used at other times, especially as most residents were in favour of keeping it?