Leader column – week 05

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Ardrishaig fire

Our thoughts go out to the family living in the beautiful former church in Ardrishaig.

Thankfully the occupants escaped unharmed, but their unique home was destroyed along with all their possessions. The fire may be out but the family still have to rebuild their lives.

This is a time when the village should rally. I would hope the family involved are receiving everything that can be offered, be it time, help, or simple kindness.

I hope they can find their feet and find the strength survive the ordeal.

Message in a bottle

The washed up Jura whisky bottle sends the mind wandering. Where has it been? What did it see? Where did it come from?

‘The mountains’ doesn’t give too much of a clue, unless seven- and four-year-olds Angus and Rory were being very literal.

I hope they’re near an Argyllshire Advertiser, so we can ask why they did it. Were they trying to make a time capsule? Or find a new pen pal?

We doubt they were sending an SOS to the world, as Sting and The Police would, since deserted islands don’t often have an Xbox.