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American follows McKay roots back to Campbeltown

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A WOMAN whose family history extends into Argyll was brought to tears when she found her relative’s birth certificates in Campbeltown. Susan Bandel, maiden name McKay, 69, made a pilgrimage to Kintyre to visit the birthplace of her great- grandfather John McKay, who married Mary McCallum here in August 1853.

The pair lived together on Millknowe Road and had three children before emigrating to Canada. John had worked at one of the whisky distilleries.

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