Hang their heads
Sir, I write with reference to last week’s Argyllshire Advertiser front page story with the headline ‘Poppy day support cut ‘disrespectful’’.
Argyll and Bute Council officials should hang their heads in shame. But their bowed heads won’t be as a mark of respect to all who gave their lives during conflict.
The council’s statement in last week’s article was misleading as, according to the Royal British Legion Scotland website there are only four branches, spread thinly across the region – Oban, Inveraray, Campbeltown and Easdale.
Argyll and Bute Council has gone from doing the minimum to doing nothing. And it was announced at short notice to all organisations concerned, and it should be noted they did get input from the same beforehand, and they had ample opportunity to let people know at a much earlier stage.
So much for them working with communities and consulting them.
Council officials are public employees, and as such the people of Argyll and Bute deserve better. Betty Rhodick, Lochgilphead.