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Spruced up

Great to see the scaffolding coming down from buildings in Inveraray.

The CARS project was kick-started by local people and the outcome – to the layman at least – is a much smarter outward appearance and presumably improved structure and roofing for these ancient properties.

Looking at them now it can be hard to remember just how dog-eared and dilapidated many of the buildings had become. It hasn’t been easy, and the March completion deadline has been looming for a while, but the CARS outcome seems to be successful.

We would be pleased to hear from owners and tenants about their own experiences, though.

Respect sea lochs

It is disappointing to hear that the parasite burden on farmed fish has been so high in Loch Fyne.

Parasites and disease are an integral part of intensive aquaculture, as with intensive agriculture. They come with the territory.

But controlling sea lice in a way that does not harm the environment must be paramount.

For the sake of our collective future, we must take care of our sea lochs, because there is far more to be lost than gained if we destroy our environment for profit.