Leader, January 7 2022

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Community spirit

We say it time and time again but one of the best things about living in a small community is the kindness people receive in good times and bad.

Our hearts break for Emma McAllister and her five children, whose beloved husband and daddy, Roddy, died in December after he was involved in a car accident.

We admire Emma’s strength in thanking the people who came together and did so much to help her navigate her way through such a difficult time.

Not only did Emma’s friends and family support her but so too did many people she did not know on a personal level.

Similarly, the communities of Mid Argyll and Kintyre rallied round the families of Nancy Glen victims Duncan MacDougall and Przemek Krawczyk when they died in 2018.

We hope they will do the same now, after the conclusion of the Fatal Accident Inquiry into the incident, which will undoubtedly have brought back some traumatic memories for all involved.

It is not only at bad times that the community comes together – it was lovely to see so many people taking part in the annual Dalintober Dip For Dosh, helping to boost the project to return one of Campbeltown’s most loved beaches to its former glory.