Argyllshire Advertiser leader column – June 25, 2021

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Thriving

For their age, the chestnut trees beside Lochgilphead’s front green seem on the small side.

We don’t profess to be arboriculture specialists, but it’s obvious that it is a tough place for a tree to thrive. Between strong salty winds, regular salt water flooding and possibly even rooting among man-made infill, it can’t be easy. Then there’s the traffic fumes from the A83.

Hopefully initial concerns over the trees has been eased a little by the council’s advice from people who are experts.

And isn’t it great to see the work carrying on apace on the green project?

Refreshing

For years we have been told what’s good for us at the Rest by central belt and urban-based officials and consultants.

It is refreshing to get John Gurr’s business perspective on what is needed.

With enough support, there is no doubt the campaign group will get the Argyll point of view across in no uncertain terms to people for whom the issue is just theoretical.