Kin­tyre Sea­s­ports Project is ‘pie in the sky’

Campbeltown Courier - - YOUR VIEWS -

Sir, I at­tended the Kin­tyre Sea­s­ports Project pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion meet­ing at Camp­bel­town Sail­ing Club on Tues­day evening of last week. As I was the only per­son there at 6pm, I was given a ‘one-on-one’ pre­sen­ta­tion of the ‘pie-in-the-sky’ con­cept by an ar­chi­tect who claimed to know Camp­bel­town and its loch like the back of his hand. Ob­vi­ously a sailor, he dis­played an amaz­ingly naive knowl­edge of the peo­ple who live here. Peo­ple who love their com­mu­nity and who are more than fed up with the team which thinks it can con­vince fun­ders that Kin­tyre Sea­s­ports Project is a wor­thy cause. We’ve been there, done that and lived to rue the con­se­quences of the team’s ‘milk the com­mu­nity for our ben­e­fit’ phi­los­o­phy. One has to won­der why Camp­bel­town Sail­ing Club is fall­ing over it­self to ‘do­nate’ its site to the pro­posed project. Af­ter all it’s no big mag­nan­i­mous ges­ture since it ac­quired the site for £1 hav­ing per­suaded the owner into sell­ing to se­cure the site in the 1960s. That’s a whole new take on com­mu­nity spirit. I shall watch how this project de­vel­ops and I hope Kin­tyre Sea­s­ports con­tin­ues to pro­vide a source of in­ter­est and amuse­ment to me and many oth­ers in South Kin­tyre. James F Camp­bell, High Askomil, Camp­bel­town.

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