Leader, September 24 2021

Campbeltown Courier opinion.

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Transforming town

Nobody who has walked through the centre of Campbeltown can have missed the improvements that new town centre maintenance officers Bradley McMillan and Cameron Wilkes have made.

Every bench looks new and railings that haven’t been treated in who knows how long look like they’ve come straight out of a factory.

The level of care and precision in each job shows they care a great deal about their work.

Campbeltown is renowned for having stunning flowerbed arrangements thanks to Argyll and Bute Council staff and these complementary improvements help to brighten the town even more while giving Bradley and Cameron invaluable work experience.

You’d think little could be improved upon after being named Scotland’s most improved place but Campbeltown just keeps getting better and better.

The Kickstart Scheme through which Bradley and Cameron are employed only lasts for six months. Hopefully there will be a way for the young men to continue their superb work when that time is up.

The vandalism of one of the benches they so carefully restored is outrageous and those responsible should be ashamed. They should bear in mind the amount of hard work which goes into each refurbishment before carrying out such mindless acts.