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RETRO Roamer

The Roamer column was the highlight of a Thursday for many Lochaber readers so he has returned with a look back at the events and people that made it into his columns in the mid 1980s.

 Mr MacDonald from Ballachulish on the phone to Mr Cameron in Onich. ‘Did you see that big jet that went over at 11 o’clock?’ Mr Cameron – ‘Aye, I saw it at about a quarter to 12’. Mr MacDonald: ‘Heavens, it took a long time reaching Onich!’

 Lots of visitors to Riddochs these days. None more intriguing than Lochaber exile Ian MacGregor, chairman of the National Coal Board, who was shown round last week. Apparently he asked a lot of pertinent questions but wouldn’t answer any which were directed at him. Strange that for a local man who wrote he was ‘born within sight and very definitely within sound of the British Aluminium Works in Kinlochleven’.

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