It turns out that none of the McCartneys were present at the dedication of the the Linda McCartney Garden in Scotland. Sir Paul and his son James currently are traveling in the United States and daughters Stella, Mary and Heather had work commitments. Stella and Mary did send a message to the people of Compbeltown in Kintyre which read:"Scotland was one of mum's favorite places and it is wonderful to have a permanent statue to remind us of the great times we spent with her there. We would like to say thanks to the people of Campbeltown for honoring her in this way."Alastair Cousin, a McCartney family friend and chairman of the Lady Linda McCartney Kintyre Memorial Trust, says that the McCartneys are well-liked in Campbeltown and have been generous to the local charities:"I hope that the creation of this memorial garden will express to the McCartney family the gratitude that the community felt for all that they have done for Kintyre and its reputation at home and abroad. The development of this garden will encourage people from far and wide to visit Kintyre and experience the unique landscape and atmosphere of tranquillity which inspired one of the leading photographers of the 20th century."
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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