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Ideas Week 2018 - Charles Kennedy Lecture

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Lochaber High School

Camaghael

Fort William

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We are delighted to announce that Alastair Campbell, a close friend of Charles Kennedy, will deliver our prestigious annual lecture in memory of the former Liberal Democrat leader and long-serving Lochaber MP.

Lochaber Ideas Week 2018 is presented in partnership with Developing the Young Workforce West Highland.

This event is kindly sponsored by Ferguson Transport & Shipping. Ferguson Transport & Shipping, a family-run business since 1959, is now proudly one of the largest independent integrated road, rail & sea logistic companies in the Highlands & Islands of Scotland. They proudly work 24 hours a day and 365 days a year to provide Modern Commercial Road haulage, Port, Shipping, Rail and Logistics & Warehousing.

The Charles Kennedy lecture has long been an informative and inspirational evening. Speakers deliver on topics of their choice that they feel strongly about. Past speakers have included Baron Jim Wallace, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Lord John Thurso.

The Charles Kennedy 2018 Lecture will this year address the importance of friendship in mental health and addiction.

About Alastair Campbell

Mr Campbell, an author and broadcaster best known for his work as Tony Blair’s spokesman and strategist, will deliver the prestigious Charles Kennedy Lecture on Thursday November 15th. He follows in the distinguished footsteps of Baron Jim Wallace, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Lord Thurso.

Mr Campbell, whose father was a Hebridean vet, is a regular visitor to Argyll. His friendship with Charles Kennedy developed when the Campbell family holidayed in the area.

Mr Campbell, a former "Mind Champion of the Year", is an ambassador for the Time to Change campaign to raise awareness about mental illness. He will address the theme of mental illness, addiction, and the importance of male friendship.

He said: ‘Charles was a great MP and a wonderful man. Both Fiona and I miss him hugely, and I am delighted to be able to give this lecture and help keep his memory alive.’

Please note: Due to need for increased capacity, venue has been changed to Lochaber High School.

To see what else is on during Ideas Week 2018, head HERE


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