Leader, September 4 2020

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Too modest about town

Paul Mackie, who submitted this week’s photograph of the week, made some interesting comments about Kintyre.

He told us he thinks Campbeltown residents are ‘way too modest’ about what the town and surrounding areas have to offer, adding: ‘It’s apparent to an outsider just how hard some of the local businesses are working to improve the quality of their offer, although there is still a slight tendency amongst some of the locals to be negative about the town, in particular about how difficult it is to get there.

‘We travelled from Milton Keynes and we made the two ferries from Gourock then Portavadie an integral part of our holiday. Even if we’d made the schlep over the Rest and Be Thankful, it would still be worth every additional mile.’

We often hear people being overly critical about the town and Kintyre in general. It seems to be a common part of one’s youth to dislike the place in which you grow up but some people retain that ideology into adulthood and it doesn’t do anyone any good.

Kintyre has had a tough year or so but the future is looking bright, not least because of the exciting news about Kintyre’s spaceflight potential coming from MACC Business Park this week.