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RETRO Roamer

More items from Roamer columns of 30 years ago

■ Bet you didn’t know Lochaber boasts a rival to Pavarotti and his aria ‘Nessun Dorma’. Yes, a decade ago, Fergie, mine host at the Clanranald – and built along similar lines to Luciano – recorded Ness Bothan which is played every weekday at 12.03pm on BBC Highland.

It certainly wasn’t the cud that Harry’s cross collie Okki was chewing one morning last week. No, it was a new passport which had just arrived through the letter box for son Donald. By the time Okki was separated from the postal delivery, the dog had made a meal of the passport. Donald had been awaiting his documentation so he could fly to Germany with his mates to see Roger Waters, ex-Pink Floyd, re-enact the hit ‘The Wall’ at – the Berlin Wall. But Okki had got his teeth round the passport and knocked Donald’s nose out of joint. An amazing re-run of the relevant personal information, papers, photos and cash has resulted in another new passport being sent from Glasgow in time. Now it’s up to Donald to claim it when it drops through the letterbox.

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