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More Roamerisms from the 1980s

* It could only happen in An Gearasdan. Gordon Square had its parking bay white lines painted on Thursday. All bar one, right enough, because a car had been abandoned there. Next morning the tar truck arrived and the council workforce proceeded to obliterate all of the glossy white demarcation areas. I haven’t been back to check what stage the white and black show has reached.

* That same Thursday, the Great Kilmallie Cattle Drive was held. The livestock trundled through Corpach, much to the chagrin of motorists, including bus and lorry drivers who couldn’t make head nor tail of it all. The stretch of A830 between Montrose Mansions and Drumfada got a temporary covering - and it wasn’t tar or white lines. * I can confirm one of our Lochaber district councillors nodded off during last week’s housing committee meeting. This was a bit surprising as there’s always a lot of noise at ‘housing’. Now, if it had been the leisure and recreation committee I could have understood it.

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