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As a large axe hangs over health and social care services in Argyll, our regular contributor, artist Ann Thomas, got to thinking about the impact on people.
You can read elsewhere in this edition about the furore surrounding the proposed cuts.
Officials were sent away to think again after initial proposals – which included the potential closure of care homes – were rejected by health bosses.
But the cash must still be saved, and officers have just a few weeks to bring forward revised spending plans.