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RETRO Roamer

More late summer 1980s musings.

The Scottish Office’s delaying tactics regarding Aonach Mor seem to be never ending. It is coming up for a year since a decision was ‘imminent’. Meanwhile, STV continues to advise that the £7 million ski project on RANNOCH MOOR is in the balance! Shades of the old days on Fort William High Street when Duncan Grant would send us youngsters across from Marshall’s to MacLeod’s shop for ‘The Big Weight’. Meanwhile John MacLeod was despatching another young group over to the garage for ‘The Long Stand’.

Bet you got a shock when you tried the Lochaber District Council number at the weekend – and found yourself connected to the Police Station. No, it wasn’t a cop coup. It was just that the council’s answering machine was making no comment – and the calls were being diverted to the Constabulary.

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