He absolutlely should be proud, Brian Keating is …

Comment posted Ugadale Hotel reopens to the call of The Herd’s Horn by newsroom.

He absolutlely should be proud, Brian Keating is one of the great inspirational innovators in Argyll – and he is the force behind Helensburgh’s great ccmmunity TV statlon – URTV.

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    http://www.newsweek.com/2014/11/21/interview-alex-salmond-plots-his-next-moves-against-british-state-283751.html

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6 Responses to He absolutlely should be proud, Brian Keating is …

  1. I remember when Brian Keating acquired the Ugadale and the Beachcomber about 5 years ago and he was talking then about reviving the Kintyre Club then. I think alot of people thought he was mad. It was so great to see him yesterday, and see his project reaching fruition. Saving the Royal, building the new course, recruiting the Americans, reviving the Kintyre Club…. He should be very proud!!

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    • He absolutlely should be proud, Brian Keating is one of the great inspirational innovators in Argyll – and he is the force behind Helensburgh’s great ccmmunity TV statlon – URTV.

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  2. What a great project for Kintyre, Keating & Southworth should be commended. Both have done a great deal to help the area. Building the second sustainable links course (which can never be moved to China), Restoring the two most beautiful hotels in Kintyre (both over 100 years old) to their former glory..(with better water closets), employing 100′s, attracting 1000′s and also restoring the Kintyre Club, a much forgotten institution which captured the very spirit and pride of Kintyre when it was the mother of Scottish enterprise.

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