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RETRO Roamer

More late summer 1980s musings

PICTURE the scene: a grassy slope in Ardnamurchan, no-one to be seen for miles except for John and a couple of towrists. Just as well they were there, as they came to the rescue of a sheep trapped under a mangle. Aye, a mangle, on the site of the former folk museum. Not one mangle, but two. One had fallen on top of an inquisitive sheep, trapping it by the neck, till John and co came to the rescue.

SHEEP are figuring prominently in this column these days and they caused plenty mirth at Saturday’s match between Fort William and Cove Rangers. Shortly before the interval, two ewes wandered onto Claggan Park amid much ribaldry it was high time Henrijk sent on a couple of subs anyway. Fort were 3-0 down at this stage. Then John Sandison, groundsman and Good Shepherd, put in an appearance and showed red cards to the sheep. So by the end of the 4-2 reversal, Fort didn’t look too sheepish.

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