Down memory lane, July 6 2018

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Bus driver’s stance gives him away

A familiar stance may be enough to identify the young bus driver in this 1970s photograph.

When the Courier went to West Coast Motors’ Benmhor headquarters to interview veteran driver Jackie Morrison, 68, on his retirement, this photograph from 1976/1977 was doing the rounds.

Staff quickly recognised a 20-something-year-old Jackie, and remarked that his posture was almost identical to what it is now, after more 40 years behind the wheel.

The photograph was taken by a coach enthusiast in Tayinloan when Jackie was on the Campbeltown to Tarbert run, before the days of the 926 route to Glasgow.

For more on Jackie’s retirement, turn to the front page.