Apology as Bute food bank rally ends in row

Andy Carnegie, the founder of Glasgow's Needy, in full flow in Rothesay on Sunday, November 2 - before his speech was cut short amid alarm from the organisations behind Bute's food bank.
Andy Carnegie, the founder of Glasgow's Needy, in full flow in Rothesay on Sunday, November 2 - before his speech was cut short amid alarm from the organisations behind Bute's food bank.

A Rothesay woman has apologised after her attempt to give Bute’s food bank a boost ended in a heated argument in the centre of the town.

Cheryl Moore invited the founder of the Glasgow’s Needy initiative, which collects donations of food from all over Scotland’s largest city, to speak in Guildford Square on Sunday in support of the island’s food bank.

But the event came to a premature end after Mr Carnegie’s speech turned out to be more left-wing polemic than description of the work of his project - alarming those in the non-political organisations behind the running of the local food bank.

Miss Moore said: “I would like to apologise wholeheartedly to any individual or organisation that may have been hurt by the events in Guildford Square on Sunday.

Mr Carnegie replied: “I was a bit shocked at the reaction. I might be a bit radical but I just care about social justice.”

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