Leader, August 13 2021

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Jason’s daring deed

Well done to daredevil fundraiser Jason McCallum for completing the sponsored skydive described on this week’s front page in aid of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance (SCAA).

Healthcare service providers across the spectrum have understandably experienced an increase in demand during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Making the situation even worse was the fact that, at the height of restrictions, charities and their supporters were unable to carry out their usual fundraising activities.

Jason grabbed the first available opportunity to support SCAA. It will be the efforts of people like him that will help vital local and national charities get back on their feet following unprecedented disruptions.

While Jason recommends others complete a charity skydive, there are so many ways to raise funds, even if it’s just a ‘boring’ old bake sale.

Fresh start for school

We hope the change in leadership at Campbeltown Grammar School, announced this week, turns out to be the best thing for everyone involved.

Staff and pupils will hopefully be returning on Monday feeling refreshed after a six-week break.

It is to be hoped acting head teacher Sam Stewart will bring with her a new approach which could be the fresh start the school needs to turn things around.

We hope retiring head teacher David Fyfe is able to enjoy his retirement after a challenging few years.