Paying tribute to Charles ‘Twinkle Toes’ McFadyen

Charles 'Twinkle Toes' McFadyen photographed by Adam Boyd outside his final barber shop on Kirk Street in 2007.
Charles 'Twinkle Toes' McFadyen photographed by Adam Boyd outside his final barber shop on Kirk Street in 2007.

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The Campbeltown community is paying tribute to an iconic local man who died last weekend.

Charles McFadyen, known to many as Twinkle Toes, died at Campbeltown Hospital on Sunday, April 19, aged 86.

He was best known as a barber, originally working in Soap’s Barbershop in Longrow, leaving in the 1970s to set up his own business.

He worked from a couple of premises in Argyll Street and Kirk Street before settling in the Kirk Street shop in which he worked until just a couple of years ago, working well into his 80s.

Mr McFadyen cut the hair of several generations of the same families, and many remember visiting him for their first proper hair cut, or playing on the street outside while their fathers visited his shop.

He is remembered fondly as a friendly man who was always smiling, and who had an impeccable memory, remembering some customers despite decades passing between visits!