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RETRO Roamer

More items from the late 1980s

A couple came down the steps from the transport centre into the underpass. They were very ‘Glesca’ and talking animatedly. The wife pointed at the interwoven Celtic scroll and plaited crosses painted onto the wall fascia directly above the tunnel entrance. In particular, she was seeking to unravel the words ‘Ceud Mile Failte’. In so doing she enquired of her bunneted spouse: ‘What do they mean Jimmy?’ Jimmy took the query in his stride. Seriously. ‘Mind yer heid,’ he said.

When it comes to completing formal forms, many town shopkeepers must be tempted to write the occasional rude word in the boxes provided. In a current High Street shop survey, via a questionnaire issued by Highland Council, retailers are being asked to advise the previous use of the premises – ‘if known’.

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