Comment posted Argylls to be scrapped – along with the best recruiting battalion in the army by Iain McCallum.
I am repeating myself, but there are Tory grandees spinning madly in their graves at this pathetic excuse of a Tory government’s destruction of the British Army. My understanding is that they want the TA to supplement the Regulars. That will never work. With due respect to the Terriers, they can never be as well trained and prepared as regulars. And worse still, what employer in their right mind will employ, or allow their staff to join, the TA? TA troops will be away from their full time job most of the time to cover the short fall, leaving an employer to cover for the gap that will be created.
As an ex-Royal Marine and a (soon to be) ex-Tory voter I could weep
Recent comments by Iain McCallum
- Campbeltown Picture House planning for spectacular return
I look forward to it reopening, but I also fear that when things like the Wee Pictures close, they never recover. People get out of the habit of going, and no matter what is offered, folk will be doing something else. I heard that when they showed the closing ceremony live there was less than a dozen people in to watch
- Two major winners last weekend: Mach 1 Stages Rally and Kintyre community
but the astonishing number is that 90 volunteers signed on for marshalling – 80% of whom were local people…….as an exile from Campbeltown I would say that knowing the folk, there is no surprise that so many local people volunteered to help this amazing event run smoothly. That is what they do. You only have to look at the success of the likes of the MoK10k and other events in a place that is as far away from anywhere that you can get to see what the locals will do. And that’s not counting the various fundraising events run every week. Well done to all concerned
- ‘Mach 1 Stages’ – the inaugural Kintyre car rally is GO for 5th & 6th July
Outstanding effort for getting something like this to South Kintyre. Lets hope, like the 10K that it is the start of something big.
- MOKRUN 2014 this Sunday with Expo 2014 on Saturday
Brilliant advert for the Toon – again. Well done to the organisers – again. And to everybody in the Wee Toon who make this the best 10K in the country. Working, so can’t make it. Gutted
- Cinema operator appointed to Campbeltown Picture House
My thoughts exactly when I saw Mr Arthur had been appointed. I don’t doubt his credentials, but there are a finite amount of people with a finite amount of disposable income in the Kintyre area. The good folks in the Wee Toon and surrounding areas already put their hands in their pockets disproportionally for charities and good causes each and every week. They will still only use the Pictures as a treat and watch a film once, no matter how new and good that film is. I still believe that the locals will continue to support the Wee Pictures, because they have fought so hard to keep it, but don’t let the management get too far ahead of themselves
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