Argyllshire Advertiser leader column – December 11, 2020

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With seemingly more and more pressure on working families, particularly in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, it would be a tragedy if a vital childcare service was lost.

We would encourage anyone who can contribute the time and (ideally) skills necessary to guide Fyne Families’ services to contact them and help keep the after-school club, and more besides, up and running. This is important not just for the families directly affected, but for employers and the wider economy.

Tree-mendous

Remember last year’s Christmas tree saga in Tarbert? We won’t rake over the coals, but what a fantastic idea the community has come up with this year.

The choice of fishing equipment could not be more appropriate for Tarbert, and what a great job the volunteers did of building the creels and setting up the lighting.

Congratulations to all involved, and who knows, it might inspire other communities to do something with local meaning for future years – a new Christmas tradition?

And to the volunteers and businesses who devoted time to organising trees and festive lights up and down the region, well done and we hope your efforts are recognised.