TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO Friday November 13, 1992
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?’
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