Leader, December 18 2020

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Caring community

Now more than ever before it is clear that Kintyre is a community of people who care.

In her Christmas message, Lord-Lieutenant Jane MacLeod praised communities across Argyll and Bute for their work supporting each other throughout an ‘extraordinary’ year, one in which the Covid-19 pandemic is taking its toll on us all.

It is easy to see why she awarded that praise – week after week, stories of kind, thoughtful gestures have featured on the Courier’s pages.

From individuals supporting the vulnerable during the height of the strictest lockdown, to massive community efforts to support various local causes.

This week is no exception – alongside the Lord-Lieutenant’s festive message on page five is news of a group of teenage girls going out of their way to be kind to the town’s elderly residents, and a hair salon’s donation of a huge amount of products to boost the town’s Christmas lights fund.

Page four shows that, no matter their age, Kintyre residents are always willing to step up as Neil MacPhail, aged 80, underwent a sponsored hair cut.

As well as incredible talent, our front page news shows an incredible group effort to support one of Kintyre’s most valued charities through a difficult time.

If, after all that, you need any more reasons to be proud of Campbeltown and its citizens, watch the video mentioned on page four – it might even bring a tear to your eye.