Leader, May 6 2022

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Kintyre welcomes Canadians…

Both of the community-owned projects which welcomed a delegation of Canadian officials to Kintyre are celebrating milestone anniversaries this year.

In March, the Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust marked the 20th anniversary of the island being purchased by the community for £4 million, and next week, Machrihanish Airbase Community Company is hosting an open day in honour of a decade since the former airbase was purchased by the community for £1.

The fact that both have not only prospered in relatively short timescales, but become examples, on the world stage, of the benefits of such ownership is remarkable.

…and new headteacher

The community has also given a warm welcome to the new interim headteacher at Campbeltown Grammar School.

Like Sam Stewart, who held the temporary position before him, David Mitchell comes to the school at a challenging time, as it continues on its journey of improvement.

We are sure Mr Mitchell’s experience and enthusiasm will drive that improvement.

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all readers of the Courier who are celebrating the end of Ramadan, the Islamic month of dawn-to-sunset fasting.

This week’s feature on what the religious holiday means to those who partake is fascinating.

Thank you to all three contributors for sharing their religious beliefs and customs with us.