The world comes to Argyll
IT IS heartening to report this week on the superb work being done at the Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS) at Dunstaffnage (see above).
The facility is earning itself a highly enviable global reputation, as is evidenced by the league of nations represented in its student body as part of the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Some 19 countries have sent their brightest young people to the Oban area to work and study.
This international brigade come from as disparate regions as South America, the Caribbean, the Southern Ocean, Asia and North America. As we report, they are loving being here and having the time of their lives but they are also engaged in cutting- edge scientific work that will win international plaudits.
Their presence in our communities brings with it an exoticism that enhances all our lives.
Should you come across any of the students, let them know how welcome they are.