Pi­o­neer­ing move or can of worms? LGBT flag move may be equal­ity at a cost

Ayrshire Post - - BOB SHIELDS -

shut Dalmilling golf course.

I would have thought leader Dou­glas Camp­bell might have eased his troops into ad­min­is­tra­tion on the path of least re­sis­tance and con­tro­versy.

There are enough waves out there – like a £ 17 mil­lion bud­get deficit – with­out let­ting coun­cil new­bies like Laura Bren­nan- White­field make even more.

As op­po­si­tion leader Martin Dowey diplo­mat­i­cally put it “Dur­ing this pe­riod of se­vere cuts on the hori­zon, our fo­cus is get­ting on with the job in hand”.

South Ayr­shire Coun­cil has ei­ther made the right de­ci­sion for all the wrong rea­sons, or the wrong de­ci­sion for all the right rea­sons.

Ei­ther way - they’ve made a flag­pole- sized rod — their own back. And its first test may come sooner than later.

My hum­ble boozer is home to the Ally Ma­cLeod Tar­tan Army – with a flag to match the great man’s ex­u­ber­ance!

I’ll be ap­ply­ing to have it flown in hon­our of his mem­ory - and his con­tri­bu­tion to Ayr.

Fe­bru­ary 1 – the date of his pass­ing – would be ap­pro­pri­ate.

It’s also the first day of LGTB His­tory Month . . . what an un­for­tu­nate co­in­ci­dence!

Rain­bow colours The LGBT flag, in­serted, will fly at coun­cil HQ through­out LGBT His­tory Month next Fe­bru­ary

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