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Memories of wartime exploits in Mid Argyll

THE PUBLICATION of Archie McAllister’s postcard featuring Cairnbaan camp in a recent edition of the Argyllshire Advertiser sparked fond memories for one of our readers.

Well-known Inveraray resident Niall Iain MacLean wrote to the paper with his recollections.

He wrote: ‘We lived at Ballymeanoch, mid way between Kilmichael and Kilmartin, during the ear-ly 1930s. We were all aware of it being built as a labour camp by the Ministry of Labour and this caused concern among local residents. Thoughts of rough city dwellers living amongst us were common – but no-one thought of how these alleged ‘roughies’ thought of us. Maybe they had fears of being sent to a camp amid wild Highlanders, who knows?

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