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Allan Campbell – Thursday April 15
Opinion
Allan Campbell – Thursday April 15

Prince Philip will be fondly remembered for many reasons, but the legacy of his Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, which continues to motivate and grow the confidence of millions of young people worldwide, is in itself an extraordinary and lasting tribute to him.

Opinion
Allan Campbell – Thursday April 8

Tragic events in Myanmar brought a poem of my early school years to mind but while Rudyard Kipling’s Mandalay describes a soldier at peace, brave Burmese people face shameful brutality daily campaigning for the return of their democracy watched by an apparently helpless world.

Opinion
Allan Campbell – Thursday April 1

As our eldest granddaughter celebrated her 16th birthday, I was thinking of the remarkable range of rights which that age now gives to young adults. While such a passport of entitlements is welcome recognition of this age milestone there is no substitute for experience, and the ‘wisdom of age’ should always be available for support!  

Opinion
Allan Campbell – Thursday March 25

Following months of lockdown restrictions springtime tasks in the garden are unusually welcome this year! Enjoy time out of doors, as we look forward to enjoying the company of family, friends, and neighbours again soon!

Columnists
Beachd Ailein with Allan Campbell – 11.2.21

Experiencing the calm and efficient organisation by a small team administering Covid-19 vaccination at our GP surgery last Saturday morning, we were reminded anew of how much we owe to so many who unstintingly deliver our public services!

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Beachd Ailein with Allan Campbell – 4.2.21

Crass action threatened by Brussels on EU cross-border delivery of coronavirus vaccine was an international embarrassment, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if it triggered international agreements to share vaccine knowledge and enable fast world inoculation. 

Columnists
Beachd Ailein with Allan Campbell – 28.1.21

The bewildering range of functions available in the ubiquitous mobile phone challenges many of my generation! An efficiency of evolution which might soon be reflected in a single annual inoculation for flu and coronavirus?