Leader, May 7 2021

Campbeltown Courier opinion.

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Musician’s moving tribute

Alex Wotherspoon is undoubtedly a talented young musician. That much is obvious from her work at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, as well as performances in bands including Rhuvaal, one of Scotland’s fastest rising young traditional groups.

It is moving that Alex chose to use that talent not only to pay tribute to Robert Black, someone who inspired her passion, but to raise money to help with the costs of operating the helipad named in his memory.

We’re sure it’s not the last we’ll hear about Alex’s career in music. She deserves the bright future she looks set to enjoy.

Dog fouling causes a stink

Dog fouling is always unpleasant but it is particularly nasty when it occurs on and around children’s play equipment.

Tayinloan Villagers’ Association worked very hard to raise the funds required to replace the village’s dilapidated and abandoned play equipment and for people to treat it with such disregard is appalling.

Dog poo can be dangerous to humans as it sometimes carries parasites that can lead to toxocariasis, an infection that causes a cough, high temperature, headaches and stomach pain.

The villagers are keen to welcome visitors to enjoy the equipment but it has to be a safe environment. Their appeal for dog owners to behave responsibly does not seem unreasonable.