Leader, August 27 2021

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The cost of lockdown

We all know how lost many members of the community would have been without Shopper-Aide’s support over the last 18 months.

But the charity’s report providing detailed information about the level of support highlights just how essential its services are, at all times but particularly during a global pandemic.

The document also reflected on how supportive the Kintyre community is in general, with businesses rallying to help not only Shopper-Aide but all those who needed it most.

Good luck, Sam

It is clear from meeting and chatting to her that Sam Stewart, Campbeltown Grammar School’s acting headteacher, is passionate about her new role.

This is Sam’s first taste of headship but her ascent through the ranks of teaching shows she is focused, dedicated and driven.

Sam, a Dunoon native, remained tight-lipped when asked if she planned to apply for the permanent headteacher role in Campbeltown when it is eventually advertised.

Hopefully, even if her position is temporary, she can use her determination to steer Campbeltown Grammar School on to a more positive trajectory.

Festival spirit

While we must remain vigilant to prevent any spread of Covid-19, it was nice to see Campbeltown looking ‘normal’ last week as locals, visitors and Kintyre natives descended on the town to enjoy the Mull of Kintyre Music Festival.