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Alastair Campbell delivers Charles Kennedy Lecture

3rd December 2018

The Charles Kennedy Lecture is the flagship event of ‘Lochaber Ideas Week’ each November. This year’s lecture was delivered by Alastair Campbell, the well-known former Director of Communications for Tony Blair’s Labour government, and now a best-selling writer and in-demand political commentator.

Alastair was a close friend of Charles Kennedy and a regular visitor to Fort William to visit him. We were delighted that he accepted our invitation to deliver the 2018 lecture in honour of his friend.

Close to 300 people packed the Lochaber High School lecture hall for the event on Thursday 15th November, which was kindly sponsored by Ferguson Transport & Shipping. We were treated to a very moving and insightful speech from Mr Campbell about his friend and his own experiences of how friendship can help in times of personal struggles.

If you weren’t able to attend the lecture, or you’d like a reminder of what was said, please follow the link to Alastair Campbell’s blog to read his full speech.

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