Leader, February 25 2022

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Well done to all at Campbeltown Grammar School

This week’s publication of the report on the follow-up visit to Campbeltown Grammar School makes welcome reading.

While there are still some areas to address, the positive impact of Sam Stewart’s appointment as acting head teacher is clear to see, with the school now under much stronger leadership.

This, in turn, appears to have incentivised the rest of the staff and pupils and increased the community’s confidence in the school.

The school is at the heart of our community and we hope all interested parties will maintain the positive momentum as the school works towards addressing its remaining issues.

Another new distillery

As we said last week when news of The Machrihanish Distillery broke, we’re sure there are plenty of opportunities for distilleries in a town which was once the whisky capital of the world.

Springbank, Glengyle and Glen Scotia contribute a lot to the community, not just in terms of the economy, and we hope the owners of these two new distilleries, if their plans come to fruition, will bring similar benefit.

What an exciting time to call Campbeltown home.