TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Fri­day Novem­ber 13, 1992

Campbeltown Courier - - VIEWPOINT -

Di­rect Ac­tion!

BUSI­NESS com­mu­nity to hit back over Tourist Trail snub

Camp­bel­town’s busi­ness com­mu­nity is to take di­rect ac­tion over Kin­tyre’s omis­sion from the Ar­gyll Tourist Trail.

An ap­peal has been made to busi­ness peo­ple through­out Kin­tyre to write to Ar­gyll and Bute MP Mrs Ray Michie urg­ing her to do ev­ery­thing within her power to re­solve the sit­u­a­tion.

It is feared the omis­sion will crip­ple the area’s eco­nomic fu­ture, hit­ting ev­ery as­pect of life. The ur­gent cam­paign is be­ing spear­headed by the South Kin­tyre Work­ing Group. Sec­re­tary of the group, Camp­bel­town chan­dler Mr Ian Sil­cock, said: ‘As no doubt most peo­ple are aware, the tourist trail sign­post­ing re­cently erected in con­nec­tion with Ar­gyll point­edly omits Kin­tyre.

‘This, de­spite the ar­du­ous ef­forts of lo­cal tourist or­gan­i­sa­tions. It is ar­gued by the Scot­tish Of­fice that Kin­tyre is not a through route and there­fore can­not be signed as a tourist trail.

‘What about the op­tion many tourists take of trav­el­ling down the east road and up the west road, or vice versa?’

The chil­dren have a tro­phy and cer­tifi­cate to put on dis­play.

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