Leader, June 4 2021

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Shopper-Aide heroes

Shopper-Aide’s volunteers have received a just reward in the form of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

So many people would be lost without the charity’s staff and volunteers who not only help with practical things like shopping, cleaning and transferring clients to appointments but are there on a personal level.

They offer a listening ear through the ‘phone buddy’ initiative and provide company through the various social activities which Shopper-Aide organises under normal circumstances.

The last year in particular makes us wonder how we managed before Shopper-Aide or what we would do without it. It doesn’t bear thinking about.

Trio of cute cows

One of the joys of being a Courier reporter is getting to go out and about to various interesting jobs.

This week, one of those involved meeting the Highland cow triplets that were born at Killean.

Their birth is very rare and their story will no doubt make interesting reading for those in the farming community. But they are also very adorable and we are sure everyone can appreciate that!

Double edged sword

The influx of tourists over the bank holiday weekend inevitably brought an increase in litter.

While tourists are welcome in Kintyre, and will provide a much-needed boost to the local economy, we need them to be considerate and respectful. This is true for locals too.