Leader, February 19 2021

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Happy retirement to Jimmy

We’re sure it’s not just Jimmy Robertson’s colleagues who will miss him now that he has retired as driver of Kintyre’s bin lorry.

Jimmy was well-known throughout Kintyre for his cheerful demeanour, which is no doubt one of the reasons he got on so well with his workmates.

It was a joy to interview someone who had the same career for 30 years but still loved their job as much as they did when they started.

It is unfortunate the final year of Jimmy’s career was one that brought so many challenges but at least it showed the team how much the community appreciates their invaluable work.

We, at the Courier, wish Jimmy a long and happy retirement and hope he gets as much enjoyment from his golden years as he did from his working life.

Jimmy’s generosity will help keep Kintyre looking clean and tidy for many more years, thanks to his donation of litter-picking equipment to Lori Silvan.

This will help in her campaign to tidy up verges, a mission which many people from across Argyll have joined, with visible improvements in many areas.

There seems to be a bit of momentum in the war against litter, with Helen Bain also getting stuck in to tidy up parts of Campbeltown. Let’s keep the war raging.