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Sue retires from surgery after 20 years
Carradale Surgery said a heartfelt farewell to one of its staff members last week after 20 years of service.
Receptionist and dispenser Sue Stansfield has retired and plans to move closer to her family.
A Carradale Surgery spokesperson said: ‘Sue was a huge asset to the surgery and community. We will all miss her singing, sense of fun, storytelling and hard work over the years.’
En route to more than a million trees
After a cold, wet and snowy week, volunteers had a beautiful day on Saturday December 5 planting trees – while respecting social distancing at all times – to expand the woodland at Tarbert Castle, further enclosing a new path under construction around the wildlife pond.
Trees were supplied under the I DIG TREES programme run by TVC and sponsored by OVO Energy. Tarbert Castle Trust’s contribution is part of this year’s programme of 1,448,000 trees to be planted.
Volunteers have now planted more than 1,200 trees in the community woodland and orchard, turning the boggy land behind the castle into a useable and productive space for residents and visitors.
REST AND BE THANKFUL:
Workers spruce up roadside tree
Sitting waiting for traffic lights to change can be pretty dull – but not at the top of the Rest.
Drivers waiting to be convoyed through Glen Croe were cheered by a self-seeded Sitka spruce at the roadside decked out as a Christmas tree by BEAR Scotland personnel.
One worker commented: ‘All the decorations are cable tied on so that the slight breeze we get up here does not blown them away.’