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A return to tighter lockdown restrictions may mean some changes to plans for those celebrating birthdays at the moment.
People may be unable to celebrate with family and friends but they have been finding other ways to make their day special. Happy birthday to everyone celebrating a lockdown birthday.
Don’t forget to let us know about your friend or family member’s lockdown birthday and we will give them a shout-out. Email a photograph to firstname.lastname@example.org including their full name, age, where they are from and a bit about how they celebrated or plan to celebrate.
James Graham, who lives near Campbeltown, turned eight last Saturday, September 26. He enjoyed a lovely family day in the garden.
Charlotte O’Hanlon, from Tayinloan, will be six on Monday, October 5. She is pleased her birthday falls in the school holidays and is looking forward to spending her day with her mum, dad and big brothers.