Letters to the editor – 9.4.20

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Ballachulish Initiative

My wife and I are both in our mid eighties and are fortunate to have a member of our family living at home and others ner by, so we are well looked after.

However, can I thank the good people of Ballachulish for setting up and running what has now become known as the ‘Ballachulish Inisitative’, which shows true highland neighbourliness and care for others.

Again, thank you all very much

Ronnie McLaughlan
Ballachulish

Thank you

God bless Aneurin Bevan, father of the NHS, and all our dedicated modern day front line life-saving staff; also our essential key workers, service providers, shop and supermarket staff, and all those people pulling together  and working hard in trying to keep our lives as normal as possible in these deeply concerning times, for the betterment of us all and our nation.

Stephen Jones
Oban

Oban church service

At this very sad time that the world faces, I found it so delightful to view a church service from Oban on BBC Alba on Sunday evening, March 29.

With all churches closed so many will find comfort to view church services on television and a real comfort at this time when the world is hit by a disease so unthinkable.

I don’t understand Gaelic, but I love the music, whether it is songs of ancient battles, the longing of the exile, the praise of hill, glen and loch, and hymns and psalms, as well as other beautiful religous songs such as heard in the service from Oban.

When I talk of Oban, I pay tribute to the band Capercaillie and their delightful vocalist, Karen Matheson. I do believe Karen is an Argyllshire girl. She is so inspiring, as are so many Gaelic singers.

I was a regular church attendee, but sadly a medical condition put paid to that, but it is so good to hear and watch services on the TV.

I hope to visit again Argyll’s lovely town by the sea.

Thomas Brown
Bankfoot
Perthshire