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Our regular artistic contributor, artist Ann Thomas, this week turns her attention to the future of tourist information in Argyll.

In its wisdom, Scotland’s national tourist agency VisitScotland has decided that tourist information centres are no longer needed in Mid Argyll and Kintyre.

Visitors are, apparently, turning to their smartphones for information – quite an achievement given the lack of phone coverage across much of Argyll.

Tourist information centres in Inveraray, Tarbert and Campbeltown will close next year. In their place will be Visitor Information Points, hosted by people running B&Bs and the like.

This week, Ann imagines a future of less-than-reliable information – but with a frisson of excitement – for visitors to our beautiful part of the world.