Argyllshire Advertiser leader column – May 28, 2021

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Civic pride

It has taken many years to get to this point and the plans have changed shape a number of times, but it is really good news that Lochgilphead front green is, at last, about to get its upgrade.

Lochgilphead Community Council, Argyll and Bute Council and others deserve huge credit for keeping the project moving, despite the odd setback.

We shouldn’t expect miracles though, as much of the cash will be spent on unseen underground drainage and groundwork – but the green will be a lot smarter and useful by the end.

Lochgilphead is getting the attention it has lacked for too long, and it is brilliant to see the various improvement schemes helping put pride back in the town.


It would be unfair and unrealistic to place too much pressure of expectation on his young shoulders, but Connor McCrae has a natural gift for golf. Helped by experienced coaches and hard graft, he is improving all the time.

The pride in Connor is clearly evident in both his family and Tarbert Golf Club, and quite rightly.

And, importantly, he is modest, unassuming and well-mannered.

He loves golf – even more than bacon rolls.