Leader, May 20 2022

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Getting back to normal

This week’s edition is another packed with news of leisure and sports events which took place in Kintyre over the weekend.

It was lovely to welcome many visitors to Kintyre for the new three-day running festival organised by the teams behind the Kintyre Way Ultra and Great Carradale Canter.

Well done to all organisers and competitors, especially Bryan Gregg, the only athlete to complete all three runs.

It is good for the community’s morale to see a return to large-scale events like this, on a pre-Covid level.

It is also lovely to greet overseas tourists once again; many more will undoubtedly travel to Kintyre next week, for Campbeltown Malts Festival and/or the Mull of Kintyre Half Marathon and 10k Race.

Last Saturday was also the first opportunity for Robert Black’s family and friends to gather to celebrate his life after his devastating death in 2019 following a battle with Covid.

Not only did they appropriately honour the keen musician’s life at the tribute concert, but they raised an incredible amount for the town’s life-saving helipad which is named in his memory.