ONE HUN­DRED YEARS AGO Satur­day De­cem­ber 21, 1918

The light rail­way scheme

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

The for­ma­tion of light rail­ways in Ar­gyll­shire is cre­at­ing con­sid­er­able in­ter­est through­out the county. At one time it was stated Kin­tyre was not en­thu­si­as­tic in the mat­ter, but it is the first dis­trict to take prac­ti­cal steps to in­au­gu­rate a scheme. Mr J R More­ton Mac­don­ald of Largie has writ­ten: ‘I can un­der­take that any such rail­way would have the land re­quired free on my prop­erty to pass for about six miles and fur­ther that I would take shares in the en­ter­prise to the ex­tent that my re­sources would per­mit. ‘I be­lieve other pro­pri­etors will be suf­fi­ciently awake to their own in­ter­ests and the in­ter­ests of the com­mu­nity to give sim­i­lar un­der­tak­ings. ‘But I would point out this is a mat­ter of more than lo­cal in­ter­est. Glas­gow has long been proud of the mag­nif­i­cent out­lets to fresh air and fine scenery which are open to her pop­u­la­tion in the Firth of Clyde. ‘But no day trip is at present avail­able to Glas­gow peo­ple com­pa­ra­ble to that which would be thrown open to them by the pro­vi­sion of a rail­way from Tar­bert to Camp­bel­town.’

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