Leader, April 29 2022

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Well-deserved accolades

Congratulations to George McMillan OBE and Emily Bennie, the well-deserved winners of the Rotary Club of Campbeltown’s Citizen of the Year and Young Musician of the Year Awards.

Another merited award, the Freedom of Argyll and Bute, went to Patrick Stewart.

This symbolic honour is rarely bestowed – only four times by the current Argyll and Bute Council – which indicates how deserving Mr Stewart is of it.

Mr McMillan and Mr Stewart have done so much over the years that it would be impossible to include it all in any one article and we’re sure Emily will continue to add to her achievements for many years to come.

Remembering Bill Brannigan

On the topic of long lists of seemingly endless achievements, Bill Brannigan springs to mind.

Bill, who died last week, was the Courier’s Dunaverty Golf Club correspondent for many years.

While Bill was instrumental in helping us record the achievements of the club’s players, he had many of his own, not just in golf but in many sports, particularly athletics. He remains the current Northern Ireland over 40 marathon record holder with a time of two hours, 23 minutes and 29 seconds.

Everyone at the Campbeltown Courier is thinking of Bill’s wife Linda and family at this time.