Pubs are a vi­tal lo­cal com­mu­nity

Lennox Herald - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

I know at times like this there are life or death is­sues to worry about, but I’m re­ally con­cerned about the fu­ture of pubs in Dum­bar­ton and the Vale.

Your story last week about the Burgh Bar is no doubt the case for pubs right across the area, and I for one would be gut­ted to see many of them not re­open af­ter this cri­sis.

I know some peo­ple see them as a scour­age, or some peo­ple might high­light the fact you can get drink cheaper in a su­per­mar­ket, but that takes away from the very point of pubs in an area like this.

They are lit­tle com­mu­ni­ties, places for peo­ple to meet and make new friends, find some­one to grum­ble about the weather or work with and put the world to rights.

If we were to lose that, es­pe­cially in the lo­cal area where places like the Burgh Bar play a big role in the com­mu­nity, then it would be bad news.

We need some­where to let our hair down, some­where to rant and rave and some­where there’s al­ways a friendly face. We need our pubs.

Jackie McKay, Hal­dane.

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