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Round Britain canoe crew’s Kintyre stop

A PAIR of canoeists paddled into Strontian on Monday evening and became the first ever to complete the 2,000 mile voyage round the UK.

Last Thursday, former police inspector Colin Skeath, 50, and his 25-year-old nephew, Davis Gould-Duff, who left Strontian in west Lochaber, on April 30, made landfall at Machrihanish.

Paddling a £4,000 canoe, made by Swift in Canada and named Temagami, the pair had just 115 miles to go before ending the epic odyssey. The pair camped on a patch of grass by the bay and spoke exclusively to the Campbeltown Courier after spending the day crossing the North Channel in their flimsy craft, about 35 land miles, from Glen Arm in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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