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Lots to look forward to in 2021
The year that has just ended has undoubtedly been a challenging one for us all.
What has been clear throughout, however, is how incredible the people of Kintyre are.
There are three articles on this week’s front page and all of them tell of selflessness and consideration for others.
Five-km-a-day hero David Brown could have chosen to improve his fitness without raising money for charities and causes; schoolgirls Casey Mackenzie, Carla Cameron-Smith and Caitlin Collett thought of others despite going through some of their most important years of schooling during a pandemic; and Stuart McLellan is not even from Campbeltown but has dedicated two years of his life to a helipad project to benefit the town’s citizens.
We enter 2021 still battling Covid-19 but there is a lot to look forward to, with most major events originally scheduled for 2020 – including the Eurovision Song Contest, UEFA Euro 2020, 2020 Summer Olympics, and Expo 2020 – either postponed or cancelled due to the pandemic, now rescheduled for this year.
With restrictions as strict as they are at the moment, it may still seem unlikely that these events and others closer to home will take place but, with vaccines now being administered, the future looks brighter.
Among other things, the United Nations has declared 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust – let us hope that is the case.