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RETRO Roamer

More Roamerisms from 30 years ago

The council’s environmental health committee debated the rights and wrongs of ‘performing animals’ being allowed on An Aird. This came about because of a round robin (!) asking for the local authority’s view as to whether the laws on circuses need to be changed. Eventually, after discussion about poodles walking on two legs – and riding bicycles – and the perennial antics of Mallaig sheep, it was agreed circus certifications and the well being of the animals when they are ‘in town’ should be checked. Specific circus animals like lions, tigers and elephants didn’t rate a mention.

Remember the TV catch phrase ‘Where’s me shirt?’ Well, you won’t be hearing that plaintive cry in and around the Fort for a while. Because, not only has Frances Connochie received her ‘Wee Stinker’ teeshirt from the Glasgow Herald, so also have Gordon Gallon and Donnie Nicholson. You’ll remember that, well before Christmas, Mrs Connochie was a winner of the Herald’s fiendishly difficult ‘Wee Stinker’ crossword. Unfortunately her tee-shirt prize failed to materialise. However, by letter and phone call, and with a great deal of humour, she prevailed upon the paper to carry out a re-scrutiny. And on Monday, at last, not one tee-shirt but two, arrived, accompanied by a nice letter. Indeed, also enclosed in the package was a copy of The Herald Book of Glasgow.

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