Leader, July 22 2022

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Getting back into the swing of things

Helen Gilchrist’s Party at the Base was not only a day of fun for all the family; it was a symbolic step in our journey to living with Covid-19.

Helen initially hoped to hold the event in July 2021 but Covid restrictions at that time meant it wasn’t possible.

Now, more than two years after the initial lockdown, although Covid is still doing the rounds, communities up and down the country are finally able to gather again.

Life has to go on, with common sense applied and as many precautions as possible taken, like the fun day mostly being held outdoors, at MACC Business Park where there is plenty space.

Hopefully the nice weather will continue, allowing many more outdoor events like this.

Councillor John McAlpine

Everyone at the Courier was shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Councillor John McAlpine this week.

John served the communities of Kintyre and the Islands and wider Argyll over many years and will be missed.

We send our condolences to his family and friends.