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Thought for the week

We should never need to have an excuse for enjoying ourselves, especially at this dark time of the year.

Aye, the nights are no longer drawin’ in, but there are still weeks to go until spring dawns. So enjoy the old new year.

Lots of people in Argyll, Lochaber and the Islands will be celebrating this tradition this week. While most of the world changed from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian one, the folk of the west were smart enough to keep the old one too – thus ensuring that in reality we have two new years, thus two nights for ceilidhs and drams.

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