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RETRO Roamer

More musings from the late 1980s

□ At last Thursday’s planning committee meeting, a huge list of ‘enforcement and related matters’ was tabled. Judging by the dates by which many of these items should have received attention, it would have been more appropriate to name them ‘reinforcement and belated matters’.

Joe Gillies was painting the mill white the other day. Unintentionally so. Joe was cornering turning the corner at the junction of the Bale Yard and the Finishing End Road on his tractor when he cowped a gallon tin of white paint. Joe has had to put up with a lot of slapstick comments about it since. These include: ‘The Bonnie Glenfinnan musician plays the paint pots’ and ‘We thought it was Duncan Gillies Decor, not Joe Gillies Decor’! All white, Joe?

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